Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel broadcasting disconnected one after its start under pressure from the authorities

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government puts pressure on all partners of the TV channel
19:57, 26 February 2021

Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel
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Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel Under was disconnected from broadcasting an hour after its start under the pressure of the authorities and law enforcement agencies.

Telecommunication and cable providers were demanded by the Security Service of Ukraine not to provide any services to the TV channel, despite all the contracts and agreements that were concluded earlier.

Hence, the government puts pressure on all our partners.

We believe that such actions of the authorities are illegal. Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel was legally established in accordance with the law. We call on the authorities to stop these reprisals against unwelcome media and to stop the mechanism of making politically motivated decisions in relation to journalists.

Today's factual ban on the broadcasting of our channel does not comply with international legal standards for freedom of speech and broadcasting.

Pershiy Nezalezhniy was created so that the journalists of the illegally closed TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK had the opportunity to work.Our goal is to be on air and create a high-quality media product. We remain on

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We are for the freedom of speech and freedom of thought.

"The government is obliged to ensure that Ukrainians have their legal right to access information, to return the opportunity to hear the truth about the real state of affairs in Ukraine. In a country that strives for European values, it is necessary to preserve the right to freedom of speech," Yehor Benkendorf.

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