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Press releases

27.02.2015 10:00

SECRETARY KERRY ASKS FOR INCREASED FUNDING OF US FOREIGN BROADCASTING TO COUNTER RT

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry noted RT’s influence and asked for greater government funding of American information efforts and "democracy promotion."

19.02.2015 16:41

​RT ARABIC IS AMONG TOP-3 MOST WATCHED NEWS CHANNELS IN 6 ARABIC COUNTRIES

MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 – RT’s Arabic-language news channel has higher daily audience in six MENA countries than UK’s BBC Arabic and Sky News Arabia, US’ Al Hurra and China’s CCTV in Arabic, placing it among the top three most watched news channels in the surveyed states. In Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE and Iraq RT Arabic is watched by 6.7 million viewers every day.

23.01.2015 16:39

RT DEMANDS EXPLANATION FROM BBG, DEPT. OF STATE AND NYTIMES IN RESPONSE TO BBG CHIEF NAMING RT ON PAR WITH ISIS, BOKO HARAM

MOSCOW, JANUARY 23, 2015 – RT sent an official request for retraction and apology to the three organizations. The letter concerns comments made by Mr. Andrew Lack, the newly appointed chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in the interview with the New York Times. Mr. Lack is quoted as saying: “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram.”

22.01.2015 13:57

RT CLEARED OVER COVERAGE OF MH17 CRASH REPORTING AFTER COMPLAINTS TO OFCOM

LONDON, JANUARY 22, 2015 – UK media regulator has assessed whether RT’s coverage of the MH17 crash was biased following several viewer complaints, and has not found any problems that merited investigation nor any breach of standards.

14.01.2015 13:26

RT DEBUTS DOCU-SERIES ON MASS SURVEILLANCE FROM FOUR-TIME EMMY-WINNING JOURNALIST AND PRODUCER DANNY SCHECHTER ON US, UK TV

MOSCOW, JANUARY 14, 2015 – “America’s Surveillance State” explores the questions of privacy and sovereignly, of information security and of relationship between the government and technology firms – issues that have risen to the top of the global news agenda with revelations from whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden. The investigative series will air globally on RT International beginning on January 14, 2015.

16.12.2014 19:35

RT IS #1 NEWS NETWORK ON YOUTUBE WITH 2BLN VIEWS

MOSCOW, DECEMBER 16, 2014 – RT’s five main channels on YouTube have racked up more than 2 billion views in total, outperforming all other international TV news networks.

14.11.2014 16:01

RUPTLY AND BABO PARTNER UP TO DEVELOP CUSTOM UGC PLATFORM

BERLIN, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 – RUPTLY, RT’s international video news agency, and Babo, a news-gathering platform developer, have announced a collaboration to adapt technology designed to source quality user-generated video content for RUPTLY’s global operations.

27.10.2014 21:30

​RT LAUNCHES DEDICATED UK NEWS CHANNEL – RT UK

LONDON, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – Global news network RT announces RT UK to go live on Thursday, October 30th 2014.

13.10.2014 20:07

MIPCOM 2014: RT PRESENTS AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 13, 2014 – RTDoc, RT’s documentary channel, will present its top films and series at the 2014 MIPCOM TV and entertainment market in Cannes, which takes place 13-16 October.

09.10.2014 16:26

RT’S “SECOND OPINION” ADS TOO PROVOCATIVE FOR UK, REDACTED

LONDON, OCTOBER 9, 2014 – Posters for RT’s “Second Opinion” ad campaign was rejected for outdoor posting by many London platforms and authorities due to “political undertones.” Instead, the “redacted” version of the posters will appear at locations throughout the city, and RT’s “augmented reality” mobile app, RTplus, will reveal the campaign in its entirety. The campaign uses the example of the Iraq War to draw attention to the importance of diversity in the news media.