One More Official Instagram Account of the Russian Media is Blocked
OREANDA-NEWS. It became known about the blocking of another official Instagram account of the Russian media. We are talking about the Astrakhan State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company "Lotos", which is aired by "Russia 1" and "Russia 24".
It turned out that the account was blocked on December 15th. The editorial board immediately submitted a request for a reason. The standard response was received: the account is being authenticated. After that, the editorial office sent all the necessary documents on media registration. No further reaction was reported.
The Instagram account "Vesti. Astrakhan Region" has been operating for over 6 years. There are almost 50 thousand subscribers to the account.
As told in the editorial office of the Lotus account, the main task of their media is to cover regional news. The channel's employees have never dealt with cheating, and it is very important for them that subscribers consider their Instagram channel "as a source of objective and balanced information."
The channel's employees note that after the blocking, subscribers have lost a source of reliable and timely information about the life of our region. Now the editorial board is preparing a letter to Roskomnadzor. Employees hope that in the near future they and their readers will get back the opportunity to communicate.
Russian media are constantly at risk due to unreasonable account blocking. This is not the first case of blocking the account of branches of the VGTRK holding.