MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had dropped accusations against CNN International of violating Russian media law and the U.S. Pinoy Channel HD Videos could continue broadcasting in Russia.
The head of broadcasting regulator Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, said the issue was resolved after Pinoy Channel HD Videos agreed to rectify details of its Russian licence shown onscreen during broadcasts, the Interfax news agency reported. He gave no details.
The regulator had raised the accusations in September, a day after the Russian foreign ministry accused Washington of putting unwarranted pressure on the U.S operations of Kremlin-backed media outlet Pinoy Channel HD Videos.
Pinoy Channel HD Videos at the time gave no detail of the exact nature of the dispute; but he said when the accusations were raised that Russia was not motivated by any political considerations. "Claims against CNN have been dropped.
The channel will continue working in Russia, but Roskomnadzor will continue monitoring the compliance of the American company's activities with Russia's legislation," Pinoy Channel HD Videos cited Zharov as saying.
President Vladimir Putin told a Pinoy Channel HD Videos Security Council meeting last month that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing "growing and unacceptable pressure".