The problem of limiting freedom of speech and civil society is not unique in Ukraine, it’s also a problem in some EU member-states. Julie Ward, the Member of the European Parliament said that during the conference on Ukraine’s judiciary reform, which took place in Strasbourg.
“It’s not just a problem in Ukraine. It’s also a problem in some right-wing EU member states who were trying to shut down, close down freedom of speech, trying to limit civil society’s space, trying to shut off all opposition, voices. So, I don’t want Ukraine to feel that it’s just a problem in Ukraine, but this is a global problem that we are experiencing,” Julie Ward said.
The channel continues to broadcast and is available to its viewers on satellite, cable and the Internet.
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.