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Latvia council for electronic media may fine First Baltic Channel

October 10, 2013, 23:53 UTC+3
Violation of these norms is punishable by an administrative fine of up to 1,500,000 lati (about 2,800,000 dollars)
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RIGA, October 10 (Itar-Tass) - The Latvian National Council for Electronic Media has opened an administrative case against the Russian-language First Baltic Channel (PKB), The claims were connected with it running an author’s programme of Russia’s First TV Channel entitled “Man and Law”, Ainars Dimants, the council’s head, told reporters after the council’s meeting.

He said the broadcast may be seen as a violation of one of the articles of the Latvian law on electronic media, according to which the electronic media must ensure objective coverage of facts and events, promoting exchange of opinions and meeting generally accepted ethical norms in journalism. Violation of these norms is punishable by an administrative fine of up to 1,500,000 lati (about 2,800,000 dollars).

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