Freedom of speech in Ukraine is under threat - Tymoshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

MP Yulia Tymoshenko appealed to parliament to investigate the attacks on independent media
14:38, 5 October 2015

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People`s deputy and leader of "Motherland" faction in Verkhovna Rada Yulia Tymoshenko made a stand for the liberty of speech in Ukraine during the Coordination board in Ukrainian Parliament.

She call the Parliament for consideration of attacks upon independent media in Ukraine. In particular, the MP mentioned 112 Ukraine channel and Savik Shuster`s political talk-show Shuster LIVE.

"112 Ukraine channel is being destroyed, although it has the courage to claim a fair position on all the events taking place in Ukraine. And that applies also to the program of Savik Shuster," Tymoshenko said.

As it was reported before, 1+1 TV channel has stopped the broadcast of TV program Shuster LIVE. At 1+1 the refusal to broadcast was explained by reluctance to heat up the already unstable situation in Ukraine. The broadcast of the political talk show started over 112 Ukraine channel. Later, 1+1 channel filed to the anchor of Shuster LIVE a letter with a demand to stop broadcasting TV program on 112 Ukraine channel reasoning that by the violation of license agreement.

According to the talk show host Savik Shuster, it was agreed between the owner of the channel and Presidential Administration.

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