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MowCowWhoHow III

(2,103 posts)
Mon Oct 17, 2016, 07:06 AM Oct 2016

Russia Today bank accounts 'frozen in UK' [View all]

Source: BBC

The UK has frozen all bank accounts owned by Russia's state-run broadcaster, Russia Today (RT), its editor-in-chief has claimed.

Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!"

RT has previously been sanctioned by Ofcom for biased reporting on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37677020?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

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Russia Today bank accounts 'frozen in UK' [View all] MowCowWhoHow III Oct 2016 OP
K&R! stonecutter357 Oct 2016 #1
Read the comment-section at your own peril: DetlefK Oct 2016 #2
Seems UK Ministry of Truth (Ofcom) wants to censor RT. I think censorship like that is not good. Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #3
one government censoring the propaganda arm of another? msanthrope Oct 2016 #5
While its troops are in battle? MisterFred Oct 2016 #8
I'm sorry....but how, precisely, are your civil liberties at play here? msanthrope Oct 2016 #10
Ditto LiberalFighter Oct 2016 #13
There is a cultural connection between Britain and the U.S. MisterFred Oct 2016 #41
Really? Tell me what cultural connections Americans have with a Scottish bank? msanthrope Oct 2016 #42
I see... MisterFred Oct 2016 #46
"In battle"? The UK is not at war against Russia. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #9
Perhaps you have forgotten Syria? The SAS are definitely there. nt msanthrope Oct 2016 #11
Read my post again. Yes, Both Russia & UK in Syria. No, Russia & UK not fighting against each other. Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #17
Troops are ALWAYS in battle. Its the New World Order LiberalLovinLug Oct 2016 #36
Censorship? Try finding RT-articles about what the syrian military is doing in Syria. DetlefK Oct 2016 #6
No, this is curtailing Russia's malignant interference in the geek tragedy Oct 2016 #12
The malignant interference is hacking DNC & spilling altered docs via WikiLeaks, not RT blather. nt Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #18
two heads of the same beast geek tragedy Oct 2016 #19
Censorship is almost always bad because someone else is always eager to censor YOUR speech. nt Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #21
not censorship to refuse to allow a hostile foreign power to broadcast propaganda geek tragedy Oct 2016 #22
At that time the US was fighting Germany and Japan. :eyes: . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2016 #23
Russia is trying to hijack our election system geek tragedy Oct 2016 #25
Free Speech Rights.... LovingA2andMI Oct 2016 #33
It would seem so... to biased thinking predicated on one dimension only. LanternWaste Oct 2016 #45
Meanwhile, besieged city assaulted & bombed... Ghost Dog Oct 2016 #4
A safe escape-route for 1.5 million civilians? DetlefK Oct 2016 #7
Similar applies to Aleppo. n/t Ghost Dog Oct 2016 #37
Brietbart and Infowars should be next Cayenne Oct 2016 #14
those are domestic nutballers, not malignant foreign actors nt geek tragedy Oct 2016 #20
Agreed Jason1961 Oct 2016 #26
RT but not Faux News? Ford_Prefect Oct 2016 #15
I'm going to withhold any judgment here rpannier Oct 2016 #16
Their accounts were NOT frozen Tempest Oct 2016 #24
Thank you! Raster Oct 2016 #27
BBC misreporting in title. Duppers Oct 2016 #30
They did. It's not reflected in the OP. Cerridwen Oct 2016 #31
Thanks for the update. nt Duppers Oct 2016 #32
The original title was also correct Tempest Oct 2016 #34
Yes it was. n/t Cerridwen Oct 2016 #35
EVERY country should follow the UK's example. Time to shut Putin DOWN. eom BlueCaliDem Oct 2016 #28
LOL Blue_Tires Oct 2016 #29
Bothers me. The press needs to be treated kindly dembotoz Oct 2016 #38
Another update: RT: NatWest to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts Cerridwen Oct 2016 #39
First shoe drop, lark Oct 2016 #40
YAY! Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2016 #43
RT: NatWest denies shutting accounts of Russian TV channel Eugene Oct 2016 #44
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