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Supreme Court will not hear RT appeal against Ofcom decisions on impartiality failings

The Supreme Court has confirmed it will not hear an appeal from RT against Ofcom’s decisions finding serious and repeated breaches by RT of our broadcasting rules.

In 2019, we fined RT £200,000 after we found in 2018 it repeatedly failed to preserve due impartiality in seven news and current affairs programmes broadcast in March and April 2018.

These programmes were mostly related to major matters of political controversy and public policy – namely the UK Government’s response to the 2018 Salisbury poisonings, and conflict in Syria.

RT challenged Ofcom’s decisions in the High Court and the Court of Appeal  and both Courts rejected RT’s challenges on all grounds. RT sought permission to bring an appeal to the Supreme Court, but the Supreme Court has  confirmed it has refused RT’s request to appeal.

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Channel website: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/

Original article link: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2022/supreme-court-will-not-hear-rt-appeal

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