RBC daily to challenge court ruling over religious-themed cartoons
MOSCOW, January 27 (RAPSI) - Russian business daily RBC, which received a warning from the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) for religious-related cartoons, will appeal the warning in court, the media outlet’s press service told RIA Novosti this Tuesday.
On Monday, it was reported that Roskomnadzor issued a warning to RBC and five other media outlets for publishing religious-related cartoons. It was the first warning for RBC this year. According to the law, a second warning may result in license withdrawal.
As was earlier noted by RBC’s press service, the newspaper did not publish cartoons but an image showing stacks of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazines issued in a record number of copies.
January began with a series of terrorist attacks in France, the first taking place at the Charlie Hebdo editorial office that had put out a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
Earlier this month, the agency recommended that federal and regional media outlets refrain from distributing religious-related cartoons. Roskomnadzor stressed that it is closely monitoring Russian media outlets and will continue to send warnings to those that violate Russian law.