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Latvia revokes license of independent Russian TV channel

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By JARI TANNER
Associated Press

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvian media authorities have revoked the license of an independent Russian TV channel exiled in the Baltic country for, among other things, voicing support for the Russian military and including Crimea in its map of Russia. The decision by the Latvian National Electronic Mass Media Council was based on a number of recent violations by TV Rain and the license was revoked on the grounds of a threat to national security and public order. The region’s main news agency, Baltic News Service, said the decision will take effect on Thursday when not only TV Rain’s broadcasts but also its programs on YouTube will be blocked in Latvia.

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