Ofcom has released its report into breaches of its impartiality regulations by RT (Russia Today) earlier this year.
The regulator announced at the beginning of March that it had opened 29 investigations into the broadcaster’s reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Its investigations looked at the due impartiality of 15 RT News bulletins on 27th February 2022, 12 on 1st March 2022, and one on 2nd March 2022 as well as the documentary Donbass Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow which was repeated across 1st and 2nd March 2022.
In each case, Ofcom said it found that RT’s coverage failed to preserve due impartiality in relation to the conflict in the Donbas region of Ukraine.
The regulator added that it considers these breaches as serious and repeated, and is “minded to consider them for the imposition of a statutory sanction”.
Ofcom revoked RT’s licence to broadcast in the UK on 28th March.