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Hundreds of journalists of illegally closed TV channels to protest with demand to world leaders on protection of freedom of speech in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The journalists will appeal to the world leaders to help to stop the murder of the freedom of speech in Ukraine that is held headed by President Volodymyr Zelensky
17:39, 23 August 2021

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Today, hundreds of journalists of illegally closed TV channels will come for the protest at 19:00 near the National Opera House, where the partakers of the Crimean Platform have gathered.

The journalists will appeal to the world leaders to help to stop the murder of the freedom of speech in Ukraine that is held headed by President Volodymyr Zelensky. The journalists of illegally closed 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZiK, and Pershiy Nezalezhnyi TV channels will partake in the protest; they defend not only their right to broadcast but also the right of all illegally closed or sanctioned news agencies, such as NASH, Strana.ua, sharij.net, and many others.

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As 30 years ago, the leadership of the countries broadcasted the Swan Lake, today; the team of the president-dictator clears the information space from undesirable to prevent people from seeing the real picture of corruption, embezzlement, persecution of the opposition, and other crimes of the authorities.

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Earlier, journalists of the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK, and Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channels, illegally closed by Volodymyr Zelensky, came under the building of the German embassy in Kyiv to deliver a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Journalists intend to ask Merkel to pay attention to the situation with freedom of speech in Ukraine and to influence the Ukrainian government.

Besides, the journalists appealed with the request for a meeting to President of the Council of Europe Charles Michel and leaders of the EU countries, heads of the EU leading bodies and profile international organizations due to the pressure on the freedom of speech in Ukraine.

Moreover, the MEPs wrote a letter to Josep Borrell on the violation by Ukraine of the principles of freedom of speech and laws in the situation on 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK.

Besides, the decision to impose sanctions on the MP from the Opposition Platform - For Life Taras Kozak, and the closure of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK TV channels contradicts international human rights standards. This is stated in the report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "Update on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine."

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