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112 Ukraine, NewsOne TV channels hold anti-censorship rally at European Parliament

All MEPs received presentation kits, which included the printed and digital materials timed to the pressure against the media in Ukraine
21:17, 15 January 2019

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The delegations of 112 Ukraine and NewsOne TV channels came to the European Parliament in Brussels. They went for an information campaign there, rallying against the censorship and pressure against the media in Ukraine. Every MEP got a presentation kit, which included the printed and digital materials about the situation with two of Ukraine's TV channels - as well as a box of chocolates, wrapped in the 'sweet covers', which 'the Ukrainian government is trying to use to cover the worrisome real state of affairs when it comes to freedom of speech in this country', as the delegation members put it. 

'One cannot measure freedom for sure, but one can surely feel when someone tries limiting it'. These are the words written at an insert put in every presentation box.

'We repeatedly spoke about the support of our TV channels by the European community; we met with the representatives of the European Parliament and even hosted them at the office of 112 Ukraine TV channel. Today, we organized a unique event of international significance. For the first time of independent Ukraine, all members of the European Parliament received quite an original present, through which they can get to know more about freedom of speech in Ukraine. With this rally, we hope to turn the attention of all European politicians to the problems of journalists during the electoral campaign in Ukraine. There can be no fair election without the freedom of speech in the country', said Artem Marchevsky, General Producer of 112 Ukraine TV channel.   

112 Ukraine is an informational and analytical TV channel which broadcasts 18,5 hours per day on air and uses modern technologies to be the first channel to provide the unbiased information on important and interesting events going on in Ukraine and in the world. This is mentioned in the respective statement by Artem Marchevskyi, the Chief Producer, and Yehor Benkendorf, Director General of 112 Ukraine.

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