Britain’s broadcasting and news network, the BBC, was accused by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state communications and media watchdog. The accusation consists of spreading the ideologies of “terrorist groups” via online publications of its Russian service.
The BBC said in a statement sent to AFP that it “fully complies with the legislation and regulations of every country” in which it operates.
The Russian statement did not cite any specific articles or dates.
Roskomnadzor also said it had requested documents from the BBC’s Russian services to investigate whether it was breaking a new law limiting foreign ownership of Russian media.
BBC’s Russian service is limited to the internet, but it has expanded in recent years and has many top reporters on the team dealing with often sensitive political subjects.