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Court obliges Hromadske TV channel to retract 'neo-Nazi' label for C14

Source : 112 Ukraine

The medium will file the appeal on this decision, as it contradicts the judicial logic and poses a dangerous incident for other media and the media freedom in general, - Hromadske's Editor-in-Chief
10:54, 7 August 2019

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The commercial court of Kyiv sustained a case of C14, as the far-right organization sued Hromadske TV. The complainant demanded that the TV channel retract the label 'neo-Nazi organization', which it had used to call C14. The court also ruled that the channel will have to pay 3,500 hryvnias (USD 140) of the court fee.

The medium protested, saying it would file the appeal on this decision.

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"We're surprised with such decision; not only it contradicts the judicial logic but it also makes a dangerous precedent for other media and the media freedom in general. Hromadske bears the responsibility for its stories, referring to the laws, expert opinions and the current practice; this is why we will definitely appeal against the decision in all instances. We're sure about our righteousness and professionalism", said Hromadske's Editor-in-Chief Angelina Karyakina.

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