The national Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland began the process of revocation of broadcasting licenses for local Radio station Radio Hobby, rebroadcasting programs of the Polish edition of radio Sputnik. Margarita Simonyan, editor-in MIA " Russia today ", which includes Sputnik, said that the decision she wasn't surprised.
Radio Hobby relays transmit radio Sputnik one hour per day to 21. 00 (22. 00 GMT) To 22. 00 (23. 00 MSK) as a result of a contract signed 3 years ago with a radio transmitting station " Voice of Russia ".
"as a result of analysis of documentation, the national Council for television and radio decided that Radio Hobby violates the norms of the law on television and radio broadcasting. Rights under the licenses are not transferable, and the license itself does not have the opportunity to be the subject of commercial transactions ", - stated in the published report of the National Council for television and radio broadcasting Council of Poland.
"as a result of a contract with a third party, the owner of the program gave the order part of the rights granted by the license, and lost influence on the content and method of presentation of information in distributed program," according to the document.
Editor in chief MIA " Russia today Margarita Simonyan said that the decision she wasn't surprised." Poland was not surprised. Sorry. It is highly unfortunate that the citizens, the closing of the radio station for broadcasting a different opinion, I continue to believe that we live in a democracy, " said Simonyan. The Director of the Radio Hobby Tomas Brzezinski for its part said that in the three years since the conclusion of the contract with the Russian radio station of the Polish authorities had no claims To the relay broadcast.
"Until the conflict in Ukraine, the ether was never anyone's problem. We have no influence on these editions, but convey the material received for an hour To air, his pre-listening. If there were calls to make in Poland, the coup, We would not have released. We are not Russian spies, " said Brzezinski. According to his statement, radio Sputnik in the Polish language conveys not only the political data, which in the Polish capital believe Russian propaganda, but also science news, culture, art, materials of modern Russia.
"This is a political game. Someone enjoys it, calling the editorial office of the Russian spies, " said Brzezinski.