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July 9, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Russia’s RT and Sputnik Barred from UK Conference on Media Freedom

Russia’s RT and Sputnik news organizations have been banned by the Foreign Office from attending a global conference on media freedom in London because of their “active role in spreading disinformation”. The Russian embassy previously condemned the decision relating to RT as “direct politically motivated discrimination” and said it had complained to the Foreign Office. In December, the British media regulator Ofcom found RT had broken impartiality rules with several programs broadcast after the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury.

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