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SMPTE suspends Russian section

Organisation calls on partner associations in television and motion pictures to join it in its resolve against the actions of the Russian government

The board of governors of SMPTE has issued a resolution condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and is also suspending the activities of its Russian Section.

In a statement, the organisation said: “We call on the government of Russia to immediately cease its invasion, withdraw all its troops from Ukrainian territory, and restore the rights of Ukrainian and Russian citizens.”

“We call on our partner associations in the television, motion picture, social media, and related industries to join us in our resolve against the actions of the Russian government,” added the statement.

The SMPTE board of governors added it is suspending the activities of the SMPTE Russian Section and its members’ individual participation in the SMPTE board of governors until further notice.