March 12, 2020 / 2:09 PM / a month ago

Russia fines BBC World News $480 for violations - Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court fined BBC World News and one of its senior journalists a total of 36,000 roubles ($480) on Thursday on charges of breaking broadcasting rules, Interfax news agency reported.

The broadcaster and its editor-in-chief in Russia, Yekaterina Yakushenko, were found guilty of failing to correctly label content unsuitable for children and failing to submit copies of content to a state archive, the agency said.

The court handed down four separate fines ranging from 1,000 roubles to 20,000 roubles, Interfax added.

Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, accused BBC World News of the two offences earlier this month.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Andrew Heavens

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