Russia Bans Deutsche Welle

Russia has banned the German public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle (DW) in the country in retaliation to Russia Today DE ban.

“[As part of the first stage of response measures, the Russian side intends to implement] the termination of satellite and other broadcasting of the Deutsche Welle television and radio company on the territory of the Russian Federation,” said the Russian government. 

Aside from the termination of broadcast, local DW offices would be shut down, cancellation of accreditation of all employees of the Russian Bureau of Deutsche Welle, and considering the outlet as a foreign agent. 

Moscow will also list down representatives of state and public structures of the German government who have contributed to the shutdown of RT DE and will ban them from Russia. 

German MABB media watchdog and Commission for Licensing and Supervision (ZAK) of media organizations earlier announced this week that RT DE cannot operate in Germany because it has a Serbian license. 

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