Moves begin to ban “Russia Today” from broadcasting, UK Govt cannot allow contradictions to official policies

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Russia Today Faces UK Investigation Over MH17 News Coverage

WHAT A JOKE “Several viewers have complained to Ofcom about the Kremlin-backed TV channel breaking strict British rules on impartiality in news.”

IN THAT CASE WHY IS THE BBC STILL BROADCASTING?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/russia-today-faces-uk-investigation-over-mh17-news-coverage

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Russia Today

Russia Today, the Kremlin-backed news channel, has attacked the “impartiality and factuality of the mainstream media” after learning it could itself be investigated for breaking broadcasting regulations on accuracy and impartiality during its coverage of the MH17 air crash.

Ofcom, which ensures TV channels with a UK broadcasting licence provide broadly impartial news coverage, said it was considering whether to investigate Russia Today following complaints from viewers about the tone of its coverage of the Malaysia Airlines disaster.

Last week, presenter Sara Firth resigned from the channel, accusing it of covering the story with “total disregard to the facts”.

But the channel…

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