Russia media watchdog accuses BBC web site over IS quotes

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Russia’s media regulator says it has discovered materials on BBC web sites that “broadcast the ideological attitudes of worldwide terrorist organisations”.

Roskomnadzor highlighted quotes it discovered from the chief of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The regulator mentioned it will now evaluate the BBC’s output for compliance with its Russian broadcast licence.

Final 12 months, UK regulator Ofcom criticised Russian information channel RT’s protection in Britain.

Ofcom discovered that Kremlin-backed RT, previously often known as Russia Immediately, had breached TV impartiality guidelines over six weeks between 17 March and 26 April.

It was particularly essential of RT’s protection of the nerve agent assault in Salisbury on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The UK authorities and its Western allies blamed the Russian authorities for the assault.

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Roskomnadzor mentioned in an announcement that quotes from Baghdadi present in information reviews on the BBC Russian service web site have been being studied to see “whether or not these supplies adjust to Russian anti-extremism laws”.

It additionally mentioned that it will be finishing up a evaluate of the BBC’s broadcasting in Russia from 14-31 January and had requested all the mandatory documentation from the company.

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The BBC mentioned in December: “As all over the place else on this planet, the BBC works in Russia in full compliance with the nation’s legal guidelines and laws to ship unbiased information and knowledge to its audiences.”

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