MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 28th November, 2020) The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, IT and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, said on Saturday it had asked Google to restore access to the YouTube channels of the Analytical Network News Agency (ANNA News).
ANNA News is a Russian news agency specializing on coverage of conflicts. On Thursday, the news agency released a letter it got from YouTube saying that all ANNA News accounts had been blocked and no new ones could be created. The agency considers this a factual obstruction of its professional journalistic activity on Google's part.
"Targeted censorship of Russian media is unacceptable and violates the key principles of free distribution of information and unhindered access to it. We demand that all restrictions on access to ANNA News YouTube channels be restored as soon as possible," Roskomnadzor said.