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noggin12,115 posts since 26 Jun 2001


What is RT? Excuse my ignorance. I know my abbreviations on here but unfamiliar with RT.


RT is the channel formerly known as Russia Today.

It's a branch of TV Novosti (and I think TV Novosti is now increasingly branded as RT internationally). TV Novosti is part of RIA Novosti. It is widely seen as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin and has had a number of Ofcom rulings against it due to biased broadcasting. It's a mouthpiece for Putin, not a proper news channel. Working there is likely to be the kiss of death to any journalist's career...
Markymark4,486 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
RT is where impressionable young Western journalists go to get their first step on the ladder, if your career is on it's last leg or a Putin apologist.


It is extraordinary it's permitted terrestrial spectrum here. It took over twenty years of procrastination, debate, and reviews for C4 to arrive. Today, any old crap is granted a licence to broadcast, on what is a finite (and reducing) resource.
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noggin12,115 posts since 26 Jun 2001
As for propaganda, I think they all play that game.


Seriously - they don't. Sky, ITN and BBC are as far away from RT journalistically as it is possible to be.

RT is propaganda - clever propaganda, but propaganda nonetheless. Sky, ITN and the BBC are editorially independent of the UK govt, not a mouthpiece for it.
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MetalGearRex933 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
RT is where impressionable young Western journalists go to get their first step on the ladder, if your career is on it's last leg or a Putin apologist.


It is extraordinary it's permitted terrestrial spectrum here. It took over twenty years of procrastination, debate, and reviews for C4 to arrive. Today, any old crap is granted a licence to broadcast, on what is a finite (and reducing) resource.

And yet other news channels such as CNN and Euronews don't have a place on the UK's DTT platform.

RT is Putin propaganda at its finest.
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