The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media is following closely the case of blocking RT broadcaster’s accounts in the United Kingdom and its possible consequences for the rights of RT to broadcast in the United Kingdom, OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media Dunja Mijatovic told Sputnik on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, RT's Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said the broadcaster's accounts had been blocked in the United Kingdom. The RT UK has been informed by the National Westminster Bank that banking arrangements with the broadcaster are null and void. Simonyan stated that the incident would not prevent RT from working in the United Kingdom.
"My Office is following this case closely and its possible consequences for the rights of the television station to broadcast in accordance with law and regulations in the United Kingdom. I cannot comment on the relations between a bank and its clients, but if I understand it correctly the accounts of the television station at hand have not been frozen, it has been asked to turn to other banks with its business," Mijatovic said.
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