The team of journalists of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels, which were closed by the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky, created their YouTube channel “Stop censorship of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK.”
“Us, the journalists of the three TV channels: 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK, which, contrary to the law and common sense, were closed by the current authorities, will continue our work despite enormous pressure. We will continue to tell the truth to our viewers and uphold the right of people to watch honest, objective news. Neither threats nor intimidation will stop us. Attempts to arrange “North Korea,” where only information beneficial to the government is voiced, will not pass. Ukrainians deserve the truth,” the journalists said.
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On February 2, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE, and ZiK TV channels. By this decree, he enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions on the cancellation of the broadcasting licenses of the TV channels belonging to Taras Kozak (112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK). According to the decree that is eligible since the moment of signature, the TV channels faced sanctions that will be active for five years. These sanctions make broadcasting impossible.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine demanded to close YouTube pages of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK TV channels.
At the same time, Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov said that sanctions against TV channels are always bad.