#RUSSIA: Broadcasters Suspended From EBU Governance Groups

Eurovision 2015 Photograph courtesy of EBU

The European Broadcasting Union have suspended all Russian broadcasters from serving within any of their Governance Groups. This follows the Russian member broadcasters verbal withdrawal from the EBU, although they have yet to receive formal notification.

The EBU had the following to say:

“The EBU Executive Board, in light of ongoing events in Ukraine, has decided to suspend representatives from its three Russian Members (RTR, Channel One and RDO) from serving in its governance groups, including the Executive Board and all Statutory Committees. This follows the decision taken last week to exclude Russia from the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

In taking this action, the Executive Board took note of the public statement issued by the three Member organisations on 26 February announcing their intention to withdraw from the EBU. A decision taken as a direct result of Russia’s exclusion from the Song Contest. The Members have verbally confirmed to us their intent to leave and we are awaiting their formal confirmation.

The suspension will remain in effect until further notice has been given by the Executive Board.”

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovoix

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