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Millions of Russians turn to BBC News

Figures from the BBC show that people in Russia are turning to BBC News in their millions for information about the war in Ukraine. The audience for the BBC’s Russian language news website more than tripled its year-to-date weekly average, with a record reach of 10.7 million people in the last week (compared to 3.1 […]

March 3, 2022

Ukraine: Kyiv TV tower struck by missile

Five people have died after Russia attacked a TV tower in Kyiv, hitting nearby broadcast facilities, late on March 1st. It comes after Russia warned residents that it was preparing to hit targets in the Ukrainian capital. Although the tower itself remains standing, a TV control room and a power substation were hit, and at […]

March 2, 2022

Pact statement on Ukraine

Pact, the UK trade body, has issued a statement on the situation in Ukraine. The statement reads: “Pact expresses our deepest sympathy for the people of Ukraine, and in particular our colleagues working in Ukraine’s film and television sector. Along with other industry organisations, Pact calls for a cessation of hostilities in Ukraine and for […]

March 1, 2022

EU bans RT

The EU has banned the Russian-backed RT television channel, and the Sputnik news agency. RT, the former Russia Today, and the Sputnik outlets are seen as blatant propaganda machines. RT operates several language-specific TV channels while Sputnik supplies news websites in 31 languages. RT broadcasts in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German and Russian. Germany banned […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ofcom ‘ordered’ to review RT

The UK culture secretary has firmly advised Ofcom to take “timely and transparent” action against Russia’s state broadcaster in the UK amid concerns it is spreading disinformation. Nadine Dorries has told the regulator Ofcom she is concerned that RT will “look to spread harmful disinformation” in the UK. She says that the Russian government is […]

February 23, 2022

Ukraine, Russia could affect media businesses

The potential problems over Ukraine and the probability of much wide trade sanctions against Russia could impact ‘Western’ media and communications companies, says a note to clients from investment bank Exane/BNPP.  The impact could also extend to the video games industry, says the bank. Of particular interest are the relationships that satellite operator Eutelsat has […]

February 23, 2022