LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Russia’s RT said on Thursday it would seek a judicial review of a decision by Britain’s media regulator Ofcom that the broadcaster had broken impartiality rules over its coverage of the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal.
“The regulator breached a key right of broadcasters, and more importantly of audiences,” it said in a statement. “We are now placing the matter in the hands of the courts.”
RT, which is broadcast by TV-Novosti and funded by the Federal Agency for Press and Media Communications of the Russian Federation, provides what it says is a Russian perspective on UK and global news and current affairs.
Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge