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Ofcom opens seven new investigations into impartiality of RT

Regulator says it has seen a "significant increase" in programmes warranting investigation since the incident in Salisbury

Regulator Ofcom has announced it has opened seven new investigations into the impartiality of RT.

They form part of a newly published Ofcom update into the licences held by TV Novosti, the company that broadcasts RT.

Ofcom said until recently, TV Novosti’s overall compliance record has “not been materially out of line with other broadcasters.”

However, it said since the events in Salisbury, “we have observed a significant increase in the number of programmes on the RT service that warrant investigation as potential breaches of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.”

The outcome of these investigations will be announced “as soon as possible.”