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Russian TV drops The Simpsons 'Pokemon Go' episode criticised by clerics

A Russian cartoon channel said on Thursday that it would not air a The Simpsons episode about playing a game similar to Pokemon Go in a church that has been criticised by Orthodox clerics.

5 May 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece...

27 Mar 2015

RUSSIA

Russia to close independent Siberian TV channel

TOMSK, RUSSIA: An independent TV station based in Siberia will go off air on January 1st on the orders of Russian authorities following months of pressure, its editor in chief said on Monday...

30 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

RUSADA dismisses German TV doping claims as 'speculation'

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA says that they would wait for official censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency before investigating accusations made in a German television documentary...

5 Dec 2014

RUSSIA

Oliver Stone gets rights to Snowden movie

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, who said he became fascinated by the fugitive's "moral choice."

12 Jun 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013

RUSSIA

'Anti gay' law furore Western media invention: Mutko

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has accused western media of overplaying the anti-gay issue that has plagued the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

19 Aug 2013

RUSSIA

Larry King moves to Kremlin-funded TV channel

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Veteran US talk show host Larry King has announced that he is joining Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded English-language TV station that primarily broadcasts Moscow's views on world affairs.

30 May 2013

RUSSIA

RT meteorite footage goes big on YouTube

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia Today (RT)'s footage of the Siberian meteor blast claimed to have become the most watched video of the phenomenon on YouTube. (Video)

21 Feb 2013

RUSSIA

Russia considers 'foreign agent' law for media

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia could pass a law labelling media that gets funding from abroad as "foreign agents", a report said Monday, after the parliament approved a similar bill on NGOs.

18 Jul 2012

RUSSIA

Assange seeking asylum in Ecuador; mother speaks out

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / LONDON, UK: Christine Assange, mother of the WikiLeaks whistleblower, gave an exclusive interview to RT, in which she spoke about Julian Assange's legal struggles, potential political persecution by the United States, the Australian government's treatment of Assange and the risks Assange might face if he is granted political asylum by Ecuador (video).

22 Jun 2012

RUSSIA

RT makes the finals in 2012 Promax/Bda Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: RT, an international news network, has garnered four nominations for the award in television design and marketing, the Promax/BDA Global Excellence Awards 2012.

12 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB

NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 Apr 2012

GERMANY

Germany leads Europe in online video viewing

BERLIN, GERMANY: comScore, Inc has released April 2011 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, showing that Germany leads in online video viewing across several reporting metrics for the European countries currently reported in comScore Video Metrix (France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Turkey and UK).

15 Jun 2011

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