Russia blocks Finnish broadcaster YLE,

Roskomnadzor, Kremlin’s censorship agency, on Thursday banned the Finnish public broadcaster for people inside Russia to read. Five Nordic media are now blocked and they all have one thing in common.

Roskomnadzor points to a decision by the office of the Prosecutor-General in Moscow on May 27.

YLE is then the fifth Nordic media to be blocked by Roskomnadzor. The Barents Observer was banned in February 2019 and Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat was placed on the register of banned sites in late April this year.

A month later, on May 26, Danish newspaper Politiken and Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat were both blocked.

The five Nordic media now blocked in Russia all have one thing in common: They publish web-news in Russian language. While the Barents Observer and YLE Novosti have published Russian-language news for nearly two decades, the other Nordic newspapers on the block-list all three started to publish Russian-language news after Russia’s massive military invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Läs artikel