TV Dozhd (‘Rain’), one of the last independent TV channels in Russia, will soon be operating from Amsterdam.
In the course of the next few weeks, the channel will establish itself in the Dutch capital. Last August Russia’s Ministry of Justice has included Dozhd in the list of media outlets termed “foreign agents”.
Newspaper publisher Derk Sauer announced last week at the Crossmedia Congress in Hilversum. Sauer, director of The Moscow Times, has experience with making the same move: The Moscow Times moved into the building of DPG Media in Amsterdam in April.
In March, TV Dozhd ceased all activities after the Russian censorship bureau blocked the station. The editor-in-chief of the station also left Russia that month. It is not yet known exactly where and when TV Dozhd will settle in Amsterdam.
When still active in Russia, TV. Dozhd also carried Russian language programming from the BBC.