RT DE will take legal action against Berlin’s media regulator, after the watchdog ordered it to shut down its streams as part of a growing international row, the team behind the German-language channel has confirmed.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the outlet announced its intention to challenge the broadcast ban in court. The move is the latest in a standoff that has seen Moscow impose restrictions on German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Russia.
“Yesterday evening, RT DE Productions GmbH initiated formal legal proceedings against Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB), submitting a complaint to the Berlin Administrative Court,” the statement reads.
According to RT DE, the German media regulator’s stance is “without regard to the facts and relies on speculations which were not interrogated during the administrative proceeding.”