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Media freedom in Ukraine is part of our constant work, - Federica Mogherini

“For sure the protection of minority inside Ukraine and also media freedom is part of our constant work with the institutions, and also with the civil society,” Federica Mogherini said
15:53, 10 October 2019

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union
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The European Parliament held the debate on the situation in Ukraine, during which Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy, as well as Nathan Gill, a MEP from the UK and a member of the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights Nathan Gill, together with Katerina Konecna, MEP representing the Czech Republic spoke about the need to protect freedom of speech, which is currently under threat in Ukraine, and stressed that they are ready to take the necessary steps as EEAS reported.“For sure the protection of minority inside Ukraine and also media freedom is part of our constant work with the institutions, and also with the civil society,” Federica Mogherini said.

She also underlined a large scope of the issues on Ukraine, that the European Parliament is dealing with.

“I also want to guarantee to you that all suggestions and inputs, on different topics, be it on the kind of support we can give to the support process inside Ukraine or to the Minsk Agreement implementation and the resolution of the conflict, will be reflected in our discussion with the 28 Foreign Ministers of Member States on Monday but also and mainly with our Ukrainian counterpart as the Foreign Minister [Vadym Prystaiko] is joining us on Monday,” she added.

As we reported earlier, on September 26 the National council on questions of television and radio broadcasting deprived TV channel "112 Ukraine" of digital licenses for broadcasting.

The channel continues to broadcast and is available to its viewers on satellite, cable and the Internet.

Related: Who supported 112 Ukraine TV channel?

The decision of the National Council has already been condemned in the European Parliament, who promised to pass this information to European officials.

The journalists of the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels held a rally of solidarity against censorship. Three TV channels go off the air for 30 minutes.

The move is an answer to the Ukrainian authorities and their attempts to oppress freedom of speech in Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine’s parliament recommended to create committee on investigation of activity of number of TV channels, including 112 Ukraine

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