RT Fights Ofcom Fine Over Controversial Skripal Coverage

By Christopher Crosby (October 12, 2021, 1:38 PM BST) -- Russian state-backed broadcaster RT urged the Court of Appeal on Tuesday to overturn the £200,000 ($272,000) fine handed it by the communications watchdog for breaching media impartiality rules, saying its coverage of the Salisbury poisoning and other controversial events did not "cross the line."

Lawyers for Russian state broadcaster RT have told appellate judges that its coverage of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southwest England city of Salisbury in 2018 did not breach U.K. broadcasting rules. (Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images) Lawyers for the media outlet told appellate judges at a live-streamed hearing that its coverage of...

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