Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Russia to shut down German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle in retaliation to Russia Today DE ban…

The Russian office of the German state broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW), is to be closed as part of the “first round” of a response to Berlin’s “unfriendly actions” against RT DE, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The German outlet will also be barred from broadcasting in Russia via a satellite or through other means, the statement added. All staff members at DW’s Russian office are to be stripped of their press credentials, according to the foreign ministry.

Moscow has also launched a procedure that will recognize DW as a “foreign media outlet acting as a foreign agent” under Russian law.

Moscow also said it was compiling a list of the German state and public entities believed to be linked to blocking RT DE in Germany and exerting pressure on the Moscow-based broadcaster. Read more »