Today the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court sanctioned the Commission’s decision of 12 January 2015 on the temporal suspension from being rebroadcast on the teritorry of Lithuania of the programme parts of the channel “Ren TV Baltic (Lietuva)“.
The rebroadcasters, who rebroadcast the channel “Ren TV Baltic (Lietuva)“ on the teritorry of Lithuania will have to obey the Commission‘s decision to suspend the parts of the programme produced in countries other than the EU Member States, states of the European Economic Area and other European states which have ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Television for three months.
The decision was based on the conclusions of the competent institution, the Inspector of Journalist Ethics and independent experts, who concluded that the published information in the channel’s programme “The Territory of Misrepresentation” (Teritoria Zabluzhdenii)” of 19 November 2014, produced by the Russian Federation, disseminated tendentious and partial information on the recent events in the Ukraine, instigated war and incited hatred to Ukrainians, legitimate government of the Ukraine and the EU and NATO states, supporting its sovereignty and integrity.
According to the experts’ conclusions, the published information meets the criteria listed in Article 19(1) (3) of the Law on the Provision of Information to the Public of the Republic of Lithuania and is prohibited from being published in the media.
This decision will come into effect the next day after it is published in the Register of Legal Acts.