BERLIN, Germany: Russian state broadcaster RT must end its German-language operation, a German media regulator has ruled.
In its ruling, the regulator said RT never received permission to broadcast in Germany.
RT’s German-language service, RT DE, began operating in Germany in December. Regarding its authorization to broadcast from Germany, RT said it is authorized through its Serbian license.
RT responded to the order to shut down in Germany saying it will challenge the regulator’s decision in court.
In the recent past, there have been conflicts between Germany and Russia over RT DE.
In September 2021, YouTube shut two German RT channels due to the broadcasting of alleged coronavirus misinformation.