Roskomnadzor Prepares Multi-Million Fines for Foreign Media
OREANDA-NEWS. Roskomnadzor amendments to the law "On mass media" must include not only fines against foreign companies, but also the suspension of the license. This opinion shared the head of the temporary Commission of the Federation Council's information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov.
"Amendments to the law envisage fines against foreign companies, he said. - The exact text is not yet ready, be ready, I suppose, for five to seven days. Fines will be large, millions of" - said the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.
It will be a mirror response to the actions of foreign regulators, and in particular the British Ofcom. He had previously discharged a large fine Russian state TV channel RT, finding him guilty of biased coverage of some stories.
In December 2018, the UK media regulator Ofcom has accused the Russian TV channel RT in violation of the principle of objectivity in news and informational programs, aired in March and April, including in the light of the assassination attempt on former agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British Salisbury.