Representatives of the Russian television channel RTR Planeta should arrive in Lithuania this week for a meeting with the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission over the repeated violations of broadcasts to the country's viewers.
RTR Planeta
© DELFI.lv

"We are expecting guests for a direct discussion of the problems, we want to hear the reasons behind the repeated violations," Edmundas Vaitekūnas, chairman of the commission, told BNS Lithuania.

Broadcasts of Swedish-registered channel RTR Planeta were banned in Lithuania twice in 2015 and 2016 over instigation of war and hatred. Both violations were imposed for three months over statements by Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Following both sanctions, the Lithuanian watchdog recorded repeated violations.

In 2015, Lithuanian broadcasters were instructed to move RTR Planeta to packages of paid programs, however, the restriction was recalled after signals from the European Commission about possible violation of the EU law.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Jews angered by Ušackas' remarks on General Storm

Faina Kukliansky , chairwoman of the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL), on Friday voiced her...

Lithuanian and Dutch education institutions increase their cooperation

Letter of Cooperation signed between Lithuanian and Dutch educational institutions: Nemunas River...

Cadet school to open in Klaipėda next year

A cadet school will open in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda next September.

Some 29.6 pct of Lithuanians at risk of poverty in 2017 - Eurostat

Some 29.6 percent of the Lithuanian population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2017,...

Secgen, other defendants acquitted in Lithuania's LBF corruption case

A Vilnius court on Monday acquitted Mindaugas Balčiūnas , secretary general of the Lithuanian...