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CNN Will End Broadcasting In Russia

Published on 12 November 2014, by M. Tomazy.
The American TV news network CNN International will stop broadcasting in Russia from December 31, a letter of the network has revealed.
CNN is broadcast in Russia through paid Russian cable TV operators. The network’s managing company in Russia sent a letter to the operators recently, notifying them about the end of the broadcast by this year’s end.
CNN will end broadcasting in Russia

Although it is suspected that recent changes to Russia’s mass media legislation and the network’s own commercial considerations were behind the move, no official reason was stated in the letter distributed to the Russian cable operators.
Russia’s Ministry of Communication denied that it created any hurdles for the American network and insisted there was no obstacle for CNN to continue broadcasting in the country in accordance with its laws.
The Russian government passed a law on October 15 that binds all Russian media to roll back non-Russian ownership to 20 percent by the end of 2016.
According to the Russian media, the CNN’s Moscow bureau is expected to carry on despite an end to the network’s broadcast.
Source: World Bulletin