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Roskomnadzor prepares law on fines for foreign media in Russia

Roskomnadzor will be guided by the practice of the British media regulator Ofcom
15:12, 2 August 2019

Roskomnadzor, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media
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Roskomnadzor intends to propose amendments to the law on foreign media which will provide million-dollar fines. According to the Head of the establishment Oleksandr Zharov, this is a response to pressure put on Russian media abroad, as Interfax reported.

“The proposed fines will comply with those imposed on Russian media abroad. Roskomnadzor will be guided by the practice of the British media regulator Ofcom,” Zharov noted.

Related: Russia can block Facebook if it does not fulfill Roskomnadzor demands

According to him, amendments will be prepared and presented to State Duma within next ten days.

Earlier, Russian State Duma adopted the draft law on the provision of Russian segment work on the Internet in case it disconnects from the World Wide Web. 

Related: Russia's Roskomnadzor fines Google for $7,500

Earlier, Russian media informed that the document on Digital economy received a sum in the amount of $456,9 million for the development of the sovereign Internet.

As it was reported, Twitter was fined for the conflict with Roskomnadzor.  

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