May 15, 22:28
Roskomnadzor explained the refusal to register "Open Media" as media
Representative Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonsky explained to RBC to refuse to register Open Media portal Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a media.
According to him, the department refused to accept registration documents and the publication, as they were incomplete and "full of formal offenses." Ampelonskiy stressed that the candidate can challenge Roskomnadzor's decision in court, but the agency "is confident in its position."
Earlier, RBC learned that the Open Media Portal had appealed to Tagansky District Court with a call to force Roskomnadzor to recognize the online publication as a mass media outlet. The legal case was registered on April 15, he stressed that the agency needed the portal "information, that the provision is not provided by law."
As the chief editor of RBC explained the portal Yulia Yarosh, the first application was submitted to register at the end of December 2018, which rejected the FNL on February 1, insisting on providing a notarized copy of Yarosh passport. Roskomnadzor responded to the second statement from February 8 on 2 April, demanding information about the founders of the publication.