"1st Baltic Channel" (PBK), which deals with rebroadcasting in Latvia of the transmission of the First channel of the Russian Federation, appeals against the decision of the Latvian national Council for electronic media (SACMI) to fine him for the one-sided coverage of the Ukrainian conflict, informs the Internet-portal Delfi referring to the messenger of the PBC Ajusa Vainsa.
What is the reasoning PBC wishes to appeal the decision of the national Council, Veins did not elaborate.
Thursday SACMI has decided to fine the "1st Baltic Channel" for 10 thousand euros for the fact that in some of his broadcasts about military operations in Ukraine information, in the opinion of the Council, presented unilaterally. These violations were admitted to the RBC From 16 to 22 February 2015, inform the regulator.
before the conclusion of a partial ban on the broadcasting of PBC was made in Lithuania. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow considers to be introduced in Lithuania ban flagrant failures of international obligations Vilnius and waiting for the reaction from Brussels and the OSCE.
The Latvian authorities has previously created obstacles in the work of the Russian media in the country. For example, in late summer, the plants Register of Latvia refused to register the representative office MIA " Russia today ", on the basis that the contents of the media contrary to the Constitution of Latvia. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision of the Riga discriminatory and politicized.
yesterday, 22 October, the Chief notary of the Register of factories in Latvia guna Paidere decided not to cancel adopted on 27 August, the decision on refusal in registration of the Agency " Russia today ".
As said the General Director MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev, the Agency will appeal against in a judicial order the decision because he believes the motivation of the Latvian parties is absurd and reminiscent of censorship. Chief editor of the Agency Margarita Simonyan, explaining this step of Riga, said that the Latvian authorities continue to experience anti-Russian fears.