YEKATERINBURG, August 4 (Itar-Tass) —— Warnings against disseminating extremist ideas have been issued to 16 Russian media in 2011, a deputy minister of communications and mass media said on Thursday.
“Some media are abusing the freedom of speech and propagate extremist information,” Oleg Dukhovnitsky told a meeting of the anti-extremism commission chaired by Russian Minister of the Interior Rashid Nurgaliyev.
“This year we have warned 16 media agencies,” he said. “In the past several years, we have closed the newspapers “Limonka”, “Russky Vestnik”, “Rusich,” and the “K Barieru” TV show. Editors of these media bodies ignored our warnings and kept on disseminating information that might provoke interethnic hatred in the country.”