Broadcasting authority tries setting censorship at 112 Ukraine TV channel, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vasyl Smetana commented on the recent charges of the National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine
08:05, 22 February 2019

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112 Ukraine TV channel's lawyer Vasyl Smetana made a statement regarding the recent claims of the National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine. The country's leading authority in this area charged the medium with breaking the law; according to the Council, some statements by TV channel's hosts and the invited speakers breach the norms that forbid the instigation of national, racial or religious enmity and hatred, promoting the aggressor state or its separate actions and spreading the biased information. 

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'Assessing today's event in terms of law, I'd say it is merely a consecutive activity of the authority, aimed at setting censorship and banning certain thoughts on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel. It's a second check of such kind already that the channel has been undergoing for this particular reason', Smetana said.

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'The regulation authority sends us a clear signal. We see setting the censorship and the ban of certain thoughts. They want to introduce one single position, only one line, which is allowed on the air, whereas there should not be a different thought', he said.

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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