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If pressure on 112 Ukraine continues, issue to be considered in European Parliament committee, - MEP

The government and politicians should understand the value of freedom of speech, Nathan Gill says
20:00, 15 August 2019

The member of the International Editorial Board of 112 Ukraine TV channel, the member of the European Parliament from Britain Nathan Gill
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If the pressure on 112 Ukraine TV channel carries on, this topic will be discussed at a session of the European Parliament's EU-Ukraine interparliamentary committee. Nathan Gill, the British MEP, member of the European Parliament's EU-Ukraine interparliamentary committee, and member of the International Editorial Council of 112 Ukraine TV channel said so in an exclusive commentary.

"The way we observed the situation with the recent incident. A true physical assault on 112 Ukraine TV channel, which is considered a terrorist attack... but was anyone arrested? The reporters going to work -  do they feel safe? What do they do for the press employees feel safe and precious members of society?", the MEP said.

Gill also believes that the government and politicians should understand the value of freedom of speech.

Related: Statement by the 112 Ukraine International Editorial Council on the potential deprivation of a broadcasting license of 112 Ukraine TV channel

"Every nation on the planet that enjoys the freedom of speech is a rich nation, a happy nation. A nation whose country has the business working, and there are people who want to invest in this business. So, if Ukraine wants to develop, if Ukraine wants to become a part of the Western world, it should act just like a Western world. Freedom of speech, freedom of press and freedom of choice", the official concluded. 

Previously, Gill said that if the judges in the case of 112 Ukraine TV channel's broadcasting license were summoned to the Office of the President, the society has the right to know what kind of questions were discussed there.

The International Editorial Council of 112 Ukraine TV channel includes British MEPs Nathan Gill and David Coburn and German MEP Arne Gericke. The Council is outraged about the current situation in Ukraine, as the leader of information broadcasting, 112 Ukraine TV channel could lose its license because of the upcoming decision of the Ukrainian court.

Related: 112 Ukraine TV channel International Editorial Council concerned about possibility of losing license for broadcast

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