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All MEPs to get acquainted with report on illegal closure of three TV channels in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

On February 2, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels
19:24, 10 March 2021

The European Parliament has started to spread the report which is called "The attack on the freedom of speech and violence against journalists in Ukraine." The document is being spread out by people who support the struggle for media freedom in Ukraine. 

During the current plenary week, the report will be received by all members of the European Parliament who have arrived at the session in Brussels, and their assistants will later give it to those who are absent. Thus, the entire European Parliament will be aware of the systemic curtailment of freedom of speech and other civil liberties in Ukraine.

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In particular, Member of European Parliament from Portugal Sandra Pereira, who recently submitted an official request to the European Commission demanding to condemn the closure of three independent TV channels, paid special attention to the report.

On February 2, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels. By this decree, he enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions on the cancellation of the broadcasting licenses of the TV channels belonging to Taras Kozak (112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK). According to the decree that is eligible since the moment of signature, the TV channels faced sanctions that will be active for five years. These sanctions make the broadcasting impossible.

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