RT denied permission to open Latvian subsidiary

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2015/08/28 • News

The Russian state-funded propaganda mouthpiece Russia Today (RT) will not be able to open a representative office in Latvia, reports Espreso TV, August 28, citing the Baltic online publication Delfi.

The Latvian Registry of Enterprises has denied permission to the Russia Today “International Information Agency” to register a representative office in the country. According to the Registry, the documents submitted by Russia Today contradict the Constitution of Latvia as well as several other laws.

The National Council of Electronic Media in Latvia points out that the goal of the Russia Today Russian state news agency is to spread biased information in the information space to support the interests of Russia’s foreign policy. The application for the registration of RT was submitted April 29.

As previously reported, on Thursday, August 28, the European Service of Foreign Affairs announced that it was launching a rapid-response team to counter the destabilizing influence of Russian propaganda. Representatives from Latvia will participate in the project, which will be fully operational by the end of September.

Translated by: AM
Source: Espreso TV
Source: Espreso TV

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  • Dirk Smith

    Keep the mongol-muscovites out of Europa!

  • Jens A

    That is good and confiscate the money for all the victims of Putin.

    • Brent

      Get Russian terrorists out first

      • Brent

        And you’re as Russian of a troll as it gets…..

        • Brent

          Because you’re trying to misdirect the conversation away from every article that is critical of your beloved Russian cesspool. You posted the same comment 10 times on 10 different articles. More proof you bozos get paid by the post you make than by the IQ points you actually have. You should be thankful for all my responses to you because you can probably afford an extra cabbage next week….

          • George Evans

            nowhere near as bad as you,bent…I,ve seen the same spew from you a hundred times…maybe more…

            lowlife trollop…

          • evanlarkspur

            You keep using the term Trollop. Strangely. One wonders if you have any idea what it means, or if you just saw it written somewhere as an insult and decided to adopt it. Obviously you don’t get that such silly mistakes are the things that give you ‘bots away every time, no matter how hard you pretend to be “western”, adopt a western handle for your discus account and the like. I’ll bet you were one of those British spies “caught on tape” talking about how you planted a bomb on the Malaysian airliner and detonated it from space. It’s hilarious that you guys present this stuff earnestly, like you really believe that the world is as gullible as the poor Russian people, we’ll just swallow the most lame and obvious fakes. Shesliva, da “George?”
            PS: Trollop is a term of endearment that one uses with ones wife in English. You’ll sound tres chic and cosmopolitan if you call your wife or girlfriend this. She’ll be very impressed!

          • George Evans

            I well know what a trollop is,eve…You…

            you posts are quite bizarre….

          • George Evans

            well done,Ivan,,,,

        • evanlarkspur

          To change the topic in a way you think no one can argue with. But it’s time for you to go away.

  • evanlarkspur

    There is no “freedom of speech” right that protects hate speech, at least under U.S. law. And RT engages in hate speech. Our nation protects the rights of a free press as sacrosanct, and RT attempts to use our democratic rights against us by claiming they are the “press” and can thus say anything they want. But this protection is for news, not opinion. RT broadcasts stories that are at best unverified, but can be defended as just bad journalism. Their frequent outright lies cannot be so defended, however. Their accreditation should be revoked in every civilized nation on the planet.

    • Brent

      Free Ukraine of Russian terrorists and murderers

      • Brent

        And what does Ruslan have to do with this story? You’re posting the same tagline on every story, and none of them have to do with Ruslan either.

        Ivan, I suspect you’re nothing more than just another Russian troll who really doesn’t give a rats a$$ about Ruslan. You’re just using him as propaganda. Yes, he should not be in jail for speaking his mind, BUT SHOULD NADIA SAVCHENKO, ESTON KOVHER, OLEG SENTSOV OR ALEKSANDR KOLCHENKO BE IN RUSSIAN PRISONS AFTER HAVING BEEN KIDNAPPED IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES AND TAKEN ILLEGALLY TO RUSSIA FOR SHOW TRIALS???

        • Brent

          THANK YOU FOR PROVING YOU ARE A LIAR. You claimed to have watched a video from his trial…..yet he has not yet had a trial. He is still in detention awaiting trial.

          http://en.rsf.org/ukraine-summary-of-attacks-on-media-11-09-2014,46265.html

          “A court in the western city of Ivano-Frankivsk extended blogger Ruslan Kotsaba’s pre-trial detention by another two months on 30 June. Kotsaba is facing up to 15 years in prison on charges of high treason and obstructing the activities of the Ukrainian armed forces”

          Since you’re such a valiant defender of media rights, how about you comment on the case of Pavel Kanygin and the DNR?

          • Brent

            I’m good at catching trolls lying and spreading propaganda. None of you can answer a direct question (noticed you wouldn’t even respond on Kanygin’s situation or how I caught you lying about Ruslan having had his trial already) and refuse to see the hypocracy you spew.

            Do yourself a favor and slime back to your little troll cave before Russia implodes and you get caught in the crossfire…..while I enjoy some EU cheese, Canadian bacon, my lovely lady in her lace panties telling me how happy she is that I got her some Dutch flowers…..

          • Brent
          • Brent

            What would I expect from Donbass? Even worse than Ukraine’s treatment of Ruslan. Since you like ’causes’, here’s some examples of the DPR, LPR and Crimean ‘authorities’ treatment of other reporters….

            1) 05.01.2015 – Luhansk rebels free website editor after five months

            The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) freed Serhiy Sakadinsky, the editor of thePolitika 2.0 news website on 5 January, after holding him for five months. His wife, Mariya Havak, said it is not yet known why he was released.

            Members of the LPR’s Batman battalion arrested Sakadinsky and his wife near Hostra Mohyla, a village in the Luhansk region, on 2 August 2014 on the grounds that they had “suspicious” documents and photos of the centre of Luhansk that Sakadinsky had taken as part of his work. They were taken away and interrogated, and Sakadinsky was so badly beaten that one of his hands was broken. When released on 1 October, Havak was able to see her husband while he was being held in the basement of the University of Luhansk’s lobby, which the Batman battalion was using at its headquarters.

            The interior ministry subsequently took charge of Sakadinsky and, on 30 December, the PRL prosecutor’s office began investigating allegations that members of the battalion tortured many of the hostages they had held in cellars from July to October 2014.

            This was not Sakadinsky’s first run-in with PRL rebels. Gunmen kidnapped him for 24 hours after his Luhansk office was ransacked on 6 July 2014.

            2) 27.12.2014 – Journalist freed after being held in Luhansk for 135 days

            Roman Cheremski, a journalist with the Ukraynski Prostir news website and member of the Union of Ukrainian Youth, was released on 27 December and was reunited with his family in Kharkiv after reportedly being held for 135 days by a unit under the command of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Luhansk (PRL).

            He was arrested on 15 August with two 112 Ukraina TV journalists, Hanna Ivanenko and Nazar Zotsenko, while they were on their way to interview separatists. They were detained at a checkpoint near Rovenki, where the PRL’s military command is based. The two 112 Ukraina TV journalists were freed on 3 September (see 5 September entry) but Cheremski was held for 49 days in Rovenki and then transferred to Luhansk. He said he was interrogated for five days and was beaten, and that he experienced psychologically difficult moments.

            Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn of Cheremski’s release but points out that Serhiy Sakadynski, the editor of the Luhansk-based news website Politika 2.0, has been denied his freedom since 2 August (see 21 November entry). His wife and fellow journalist Mariya Havak said he is no longer a hostage but “under the control of the PRL interior ministry,” which is investigating his illegal detention by a rebel battalion. Havak has not been told where he is currently held or how long this investigation will last. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release.

            3) http://www.kyivpost.com/content/kyiv-post-plus/independent-journalists-under-pressure-in-russian-occupied-crimea-383427.html

            13.03.2015 – Independent journalist arrested in Crimea

            Independent journalist Natalia Kokorina was arrested today in the Crimean capital of Simferopol after being summoned to her parents’ home at 8 a.m. while members of the Federal Security Service (FSB) were searching it. Her lawyer was not allowed to attend the search and was unable to see Kokorina until after she had been taken to FSB headquarters in Simferopol, where she continues to be interrogated. The reason for her arrest is still not known.

            Kokorina works for the Centre for Investigative Journalism, one of the few news outlets critical of Russia’s annexation of Crimea that are still operating in the peninsula. In the year since annexation, most of the local media have been brought to heel by the new authorities. The FSB also seems to have its sights on another of the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s reporters, Anna Andrievskaya, as her parents’ home was also searched this morning. Andrievskaya no longer lives in Crimea.

            Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to release Kokorina immediately and to stop harassing the few remaining critical news outlets in Crimea.

          • George Evans

            but Russian journos are murdered in the Ukraine,bent

          • Brent

            and here are more for you to take up the cause for…

            http://informator.lg.ua/?p=94486

          • George Evans

            more filth and abuse,bent…your last resort….

        • George Evans

          why don,t you address the real problems facing Ukraine today…the fascists,Chechen terrorists and US neocons squatting there..did you hear of the latest riots and killings in Kiev..because the so called government dared to pass laws demanded by the US…

          I have tried to warn of the problem, but idiots like you,bent…reduce everything to mindless abusive nonsense…trollop…

      • George Evans

        more weak rubbish,bent

        • evanlarkspur

          Says the expert in weak rubbish…..

    • George Evans

      never seen much news from you,eve…plenty of opinion,though….most of it misguided….

      • evanlarkspur

        You are entitled to your opinion. Did someone pass a law that comments on discus were supposed to be comprised of “news?” Is that what you call the lies and distortions you post regularly?

        • George Evans

          you raised the issue in your stupid post about RT,eve…

          practice what you spout,dummy…

          • evanlarkspur

            Have you been drinking again? I reviewed my post regarding RT and nowhere did I assert that commenters on discus or any other comment forum should limit their comments to “news.” I said that those who claim to be “press” in order to enjoy “freedom of the press” need to stick to news and not opinion or lose their accreditation. RT isn’t a comment forum, and comment forums are, by definition, places where people who are not the “press” voice their opinions and thoughts on news stories. I’m afraid your lack of knowledge of basic English and basic civil society are leading you to make rather silly errors. Your handlers should train you better.

  • Brent

    Russia go home!!! Treat it like a hockey series you leave early when you get your a$$ handed to you….

    • Brent

      And silly little you thinks you live in “democratic” Russia…..I bet it’s really going to sting when the reality sinks in!!!!

      • Brent

        and you’re ‘jailed’ in Putin’s web of lies and propaganda….better chance Ruslan sees the light of day than you ever will…..

  • Vlad Pufagtinenko

    Good…Ruusian sc*um won’t be able to further spread their Putin lies.

    • George Evans

      very insightful,bad…..you post illustrates much about YOU…

      lowlife trollop….

      • Vlad Pufagtinenko

        did I interrupt your vodka drinking Comrade?

        • evanlarkspur

          NOTHING interrupts its vodka drinking.

      • evanlarkspur

        As does yours. I’d mention glass houses, but I’m sure you won’t get the reference, as a paid Putinbot pretending to be just “one of us.”