LONDON, July 23 (RIA Novosti) - Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, is considering whether to investigate RT television following complaints from viewers about channel’s coverage of Malaysian Boeing crash on the Ukrainian territory, the official representative of the regulator told RIA Novosti.
The regulator informed RIA Novosti about receiving four complaints from viewers regarding RT’s coverage of the Boeing 777 crash. Three TV viewers said the coverage was not objective and one complained about the video footage with the dead bodies.
Ofcom says the decision on whether to investigate RT’s coverage will be made on the basis of the footage that the regulator requested RT to hand over. Until then, no probe will be launched.
Last Thursday, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed and crashed near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members.
The UN Security Council condemned the downing of the passenger plane and unanimously voted in support of a thorough and independent international investigation of the incident.
The 15-member council said in a resolution it "supports efforts to establish a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines."
Ukrainian government and militia have been trading blame for the alleged downing of the airliner, with independence supporters saying they lacked the technology to shoot down a target flying at altitude of 32,000 feet.