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Ofcom Finds RT Guilty Of Violating Impartiality Rules

Ofcom Finds RT Guilty Of Violating Impartiality Rules

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On 4 July 2016, the UK's broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, found Russian state TV channel RT guilty of violating Article 5.5 of the broadcasting code, which states that broadcasters must maintain "due impartiality" in their coverage of major political and economic issues. 

RT has already been found guilty of violating Article 5.5 for its coverage of events in Ukraine. In this latest case, the broadcaster was found to have breached the code in its coverage of events in Turkey, showcasing allegations that the Turkish government is committing genocide, and failing to provide sufficient coverage of the Turkish government's stance. 

This link leads to the full text of the ruling. 

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