LONDON, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti, Maria Tabak. British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab called China's decision to ban BBC World News broadcasting “unacceptable”.
“China's decision to ban BBC World News in the mainland is an unacceptable restriction on freedom of speech. China has some of the most severe restrictions on media and Internet freedoms in the world, and this move will only damage China's reputation in the eyes of the outside world,” the report said. in RIA Novosti statement by the British minister.
Earlier, the General Directorate of Radio and Television of China announced a ban on broadcasting BBC World News in the country “due to the systematic violation of requirements for reporting and undermining the national interests of the PRC.”
The BBC Television and Radio Corporation expressed disappointment with this decision.
Earlier this month, British media regulator Ofcom revoked the license of the Chinese TV channel CGTN for not complying with the requirements for a license holder.