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112 Ukraine TV channel cancels Oliver Stone's "Revealing Ukraine" documentary on the recommendation of the International Editorial Board

The recommendations come as a response to the possible sanctions to the 112 Ukraine TV channel, as well as the possible opening of criminal cases for announcing the Oliver Stone documentary
22:13, 14 July 2019

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The 112 Ukraine TV channel cancels the broadcast of the Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's "Revealing Ukraine" on the recommendation of the International Editorial Board of the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

On July 13, right-wing organizations gathered a rally outside the building of the 112 Ukraine TV channel in order to block its work in all possible ways. The reason is the channel's planned broadcast of Oliver Stone’s "Revealing Ukraine". Some employees of "112 Ukraine" have already received messages with threats. On the night of July 13, the building of the TV channel was fired from an unidentified weapon (perhaps a grenade launcher).

The International Editorial Board recommended the management of the 112 Ukraine TV channel to give up the plans to broadcast the "Revealing Ukraine." Taking into account these recommendations and the inability to fully protect the rights of journalists in the event of sanctions against the TV channel, the team of the 112 Ukraine TV channel decided to cancel the film screening.

“Security of the employees of the 112 Ukraine TV channel and the online news outlet 112.ua comes first for all for us. We are grateful to the International Editorial Board for the quick reaction to the current situation of the threat to the TV channel by the nationalist forces. In addition, I urge the President, the Interior Minister, the head of the SBU and all those whom it may concern, to ensure our right to work and the security of the employees of the media holding," Ehor Benkendorf, the Director General of the 112 Ukraine TV channel, said.

The management of the channel appealed to the Security Service of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General Office, the Interior Ministry, the embassies of the G7 countries and international organizations with a request to take measures in order to avoid any illegal actions against the channel and its employees.

As we reported earlier, the "Revealing Ukraine" by Oscar-winning Oliver Stone, won the Grand Prix at the Taormina Film Festival. The documentary will be shown in 70 countries around the world with adaptations. At the same time, Stone’s work does not violate any norms of Ukrainian legislation.

"Revealing Ukraine" is an American view of the situation in Ukraine. In general, this is a story about foreign interference in the politics of Ukraine. "Revealing Ukraine" displays the aspects of the Revolution of Dignity, the war in Donbas, Kyiv’s interference in the American elections of 2016, the capture of Ukrainian sailors near the Kerch Strait and other important pages of our history in recent years.

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