Ukraine: TV Channel Ordered Banned
(Kyiv) – An order from Ukrainian authorities banning the Russian independent television channel Dozhd TV (TV Rain) from broadcasting on Ukrainian cable networks violates freedom of expression and should be revoked, Human Rights Watch said today. In Russia, Dozhd TV is accessible only by streaming it over the internet since the Russian authorities orchestrated its cutoff from satellite and cable providers in 2014, as part of the Kremlin’s crackdown on independently owned television channels.
“It is profoundly disappointing to see that Ukrainian authorities are following the Kremlin’s example in silencing media they don’t like,” said Tanya Cooper, Ukraine researcher at Human …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch