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Wed Apr 18, 2018, 02:51 PM

Fox News admits it's allowing Russian control of its content.

If Hannity's overt KremlinLuv wasn't enough, here Fox News admits it's allowing Russian control of its content.



Baltic translations for Fox TV undergo Russian censorship

The original content of Fox TV channel is translated for Baltic audiences along guidelines that have been developed in Russia and require glossing over certain topics seen as sensitive by Russian censors.


The Latvian National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) has been informed about this but does not see a reason to intervene in this situation.

NEPLP spokesman Kalvis Gavars told LETA that Fox is a TV channel in Spain’s jurisdiction and its programs are rebroadcast in Latvia’s territory, which means that the translation issues have to be dealt with between the holder of the programs’ rights and the translators, while the quality of the translations is outside the National Electronic Mass Media Council’s area of competence.

According to a letter to the translators of Fox programs which has been obtained by LETA, the translators have to follow Russian subtitling guidelines requiring glossing over or “softening content” concerning accidents, homosexual relationships, “anti-Russian propaganda”, narcotics, extremist activities and suicides.

For instance, the translators are instructed to “soften” all negative language about the Russian military and space program, policies of the Russian president and government, while positive texts about same-sex relationships have to be made more generalized so they could be attributed to relationships of any kind.

Authors of the letter admit that such an approach to translation cannot be consider good practice but that Fox content comes to the Baltic states through Russia which is why the subtitles have to be in line with the Russian law.

More: https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/society/baltic-translations-for-fox-tv-undergo-russian-censorship.a275385/



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Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #1
malaise Apr 2018 #7
MontanaMama Apr 2018 #2
saidsimplesimon Apr 2018 #3
UpInArms Apr 2018 #4
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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 02:52 PM

1. Putin and Murdoch must be old pals.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 06:21 PM

7. Wendy Dong

That is all

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 02:54 PM

2. Are they stupid

or just getting the deplorables used to the idea of Russia owning us? Wait...don't answer that.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 03:00 PM

3. quelle surprise

Tools and their handlers

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 03:26 PM

4. how handy for them

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 04:04 PM

5. The Brits are investigating RT...

Are the feds investigating Fox???

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2018, 06:18 PM

6. Holy Cow

 

Every damn day there's another shock, atrocity, or something else that just blows your mind.

It's almost a cliche to talk about outrage overwhelm.

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