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Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech concerned about denial of access to information to Ukrainian residents through restriction of YouTube channels of 112 Ukraine, Zik and NewsOne

Source : 112 Ukraine

Blocking Internet websites is nothing more than pressure of the Ukrainian authorities on journalists and the media in general
19:33, 24 April 2021

112 Ukraine, ZiK, NewsONE TV channels
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Today, on April 24, residents of Ukraine were deprived of access to information on the YouTube channels of 112 Ukraine, Zik and NewsOne, according to a statement by the Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech.

"Blocking Internet websites is nothing more than pressure of the Ukrainian authorities on journalists and the media in general", the statement said.

Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech condemns the actions of the authorities and urges them to adhere to the law.

Related: Pershiy Nezalezhniy expands broadcasting to additional three YouTube channels, encourages everyone to share broadcast on YouTube

“By violating the rights to access to information, which is guaranteed by law, citizens of Ukraine are deprived of these rights. Unprecedented pressure is exerted on journalists and the media: attacks, threats, persecution, beating, abductions, and closure of thechannel. At the same time, the authorities and law enforcement agencies took a position of inaction in protecting the rights of journalists,” the head of the Advisory Board Hanna Herman commented.

Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech supports the decision of PERSHIY NEZALEZHNIY TV channel to expand broadcasting on YouTube channels 112 UA TV, ZIK UA TV, NEWSONE UA TV.

We remind you that the reason the Charity Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech was established is the pressure on media. And what happened today underlines the urgency of creation of such an institution.

Related: Statement 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZiK TV channels: Actions of President's Office to restrict Ukrainians' access to information are senseless, shameful, absurd

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