Russian Regulators Order Stations To Drop VOA News
July 7, 2006 at 6:20 AM (PT)
Is a mini-Cold War brewing over radio newscasts in RUSSIA? The WASHINGTON POST is reporting that Russian regulators have ordered newscasts from the VOICE OF AMERICA and RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY off the air on about 60 stations, citing unauthorized format changes and license violations, although the U.S. services' management says that the move came from the KREMLIN's antipathy towards the VOA and RFE/RL's reporting of Russian domestic news. "We've tried to be collegial, tried to work within the system," said BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Chairman KENNETH Y. TOMLINSON, "but this is a most unfortunate development."
...this is a most unfortunate development.