MOSCOW | Russian media regulator probes BBC quoting IS leader

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MOSCOW — Jan 10, 2019—Russia‘s media regulator says it’s checking if the BBC violated Russian law when it quoted the leader of the Islamic State group.

Communications oversight agency Roscomnadzor said Thursday that BBC reports with statements by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “conveyed ideological principles of international terrorist organizations.”

The agency says it’s evaluating whether the segments complied with Russia’s anti-extremism law. The BBC has insisted it strictly abides by Russian laws.

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