East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russian media is being discriminated in the Baltic states as the freedom of speech is restricted.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 28. December 2016

Debunk claim:

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania suspended broadcasting of RTR Planeta for 3 months since they were found guilty of instigating war and national hatred, violating directive 2010/13/EU http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:095:0001:0024:en:PDF at least twice during a 12 month period.http://www.rtk.lt/content/uploads/2016/11/ks-200-2016.pdf. That has nothing to do with “freedom of speech”.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by East Stratcom Network in Disinformation Review issue 53. The item is located at row number 8 in the report.

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