The petition to CRTC is a reaction to the lies, fabricated stories, misleading news, slanderous information and propaganda of war and ethnic hatred spread by RT (Russia Today), Perviy Kanal (First Channel) and NTV TV channels of the Russian Federation in Canada and worldwide.
Specifically, RT News has broadcast the following examples of false, misleading and inaccurate reports on the situation in Ukraine:
Russia Today on Ukrainian nuclear rearmament – Nazis in Ukraine w/ nuclear ambitions. Thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwfbMoF-POQ
New Ukrainian government is “semi-fascist” - US creating “ring of iron” around Russia. West uses fascist forces to overthrow government in Ukraine. International law on the side of Russia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvg5l6XGl9I
Fundamental, far-right neo-nazi politics are reason for violence in Kyiv. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMvzIEDYFBs#aid=P9vL4CyT7yI
“Crimea self-defence groups” patrol Crimean airports. Cause no inconvenience; deputies in parliament work without interference. Crimeans forced to speak Ukrainian. Everything Russian is under assault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6FjB42uPiA
West backs violent riots in Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine have agreement where Russia can deploy 25,000 troops in Ukraine. UN envoy comes across group of “protestors.”
On behalf of the 1.2-million Ukrainian Canadian community, concerned with the slanderous information propaganda war and ethnic hatred spread by RT (Russia Today), Perviy Kanal and NTV TV channels of the Russian Federation, I would like state the following:
The abovementioned channels have continually distorted facts about major international events such as the situation in Syria, Georgia and most recently in Ukraine with a view of fanning hatred among nations and propagating war.
The above channels have further distorted facts connected with the recent Russian invasion - of the Crimea region of Ukraine - which has been condemned by the international community -where they present information about the alleged need “to protect” ethnic Russians. This information was verified by government officials from Canada, the United States and other countries, as well as international organizations like the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations and other international agencies, who have concluded Russia has distorted facts to incite a war in Crimea and in Ukraine. Canada has recalled its Ambassador from Russia as a result of this invasion and has instituted sanctions against a number of Russian officials responsible for the invasion of Crimea .
The Ban Russian Television Channels In Canada petition to Ukrainian Canadian Congress was written by Ukrainian Canadian Congress and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition.