UK media watchdog Ofcom said it had launched three new investigations into the RT broadcaster for breaches of content standards between April 30 and May 13.
According to the organization’s bulletin, the investigations were launched over RT’s Crosstalk and News programs, aired on April 20, April 26 and May 4.
Ofcom notes that the very fact of the beginning of the investigation does not mean that the broadcaster has committed any violation and not all investigations identify the fact of such violations.
In April, Ofcom announced that it had opened seven investigations into the coverage of the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the UK town of Salisbury by RT. On May 12, the Telegraph newspaper reported that the watchdog had made a decision not to deprive RT of its broadcasting license.