Russia to Broadcast State-Run Sputnik Radio on Banned Liberal Station’s Frequency

Russian state-run Sputnik Radio will take over the broadcasting regularity of Ekho Moskvy, the famous liberal radio station that was banned recently over its insurance coverage of the battle in Ukraine.

Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Sputnik’s parent firm RT, made the announcement in a Telegram message Tuesday.

«The historic injustice that one of the most priced estimate radio station in Russia still really did not have an FM frequency has been taken care of,» she created, calling the launch of Sputnik on Ekho Moskvy’s previous superhigh frequency a «rational action.»

Starting March 9, Radio Sputnik will inherit Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow)’s FM regularities in five cities, consisting of Moscow as well as St. Petersburg.

Ekho Moskvy was removed the air last week after Russia’s state media watchdog got its website obstructed for spreading out «intentionally incorrect details regarding the activities of Russian armed forces personnel.»

The station’s board of directors elected to sell off the terminal not long after.

Ekho Moskvy is one of at least 10 independent media electrical outlets that Russia has actually obstructed considering that authorities prohibited them from reporting details regarding the battle from non-state resources— along with from defining it as a «battle» or «invasion.»

Independent reports quote that a minimum of 150 journalists have actually left Russia since President Vladimir Putin authorized a law imposing jail terms of up to 15 years for publishing «counterfeits» concerning the Russian military.

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