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London fines CGTN

UK media regulator Ofcom has fined Chinese state broadcaster Chinese Global Television Network (CGTN) around €260,000 (£225,000). News broadcasts by the channel had breached fairness, data protection, and impartiality requirements, Ofcom said. The fine relates to five programs from 2019 in which CGTN’s coverage of protests in Hong Kong was not impartial, according to Ofcom. It was also fined over two programs in 2013 and 2014 when CGTN was still called CCTV News.

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