Roskomnadzor opened an investigation of the British BBC media corporation on suspicion of relaying “the ideological guidelines of international terrorist organizations.”
“The content of the BBC Internet resources (including https://www.bbc.com/russian), is being checked for compliance with Russian legislation. At the moment, there have been found materials that broadcast the ideological stance of international terrorist organizations (quotes from terrorist Al-Baghdadi). An examination is being conducted to ensure that these materials comply with the Russian anti-extremist legislation,” the organization said in a statement.
On January 9, a request was sent to the British corporation to obtain documents confirming the fulfillment of the requirements of Russian law on the restriction of direct or indirect control of Russian media by foreign organizations. The deadline for submitting information is January 16, 2019.