Skip to comments.Moscow Slams Closure of Russian TV in Ukraine
Posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf
A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday.
The District Administrative Court in Kiev ruled to suspend broadcasts of Russia's Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta, and NTV-World in Ukraine pending hearings on a permanent ban.
"Undoubtedly, this should be viewed only as an infringement on democratic freedoms and as a violation of Ukraine's international obligations. Certainly, millions of [Russian-speaking] residents of this country have the right to watch [Russian] TV and have access to [other] Russian-language media," said Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian foreign ministry's point man on human rights.
"Forces that came into power in Kiev as a result of an anti-constitutional coup, have declared their commitment to basic human rights and freedoms, to principles of democracy. Naturally, this announcement contradicts such statements," Dolgov said.
Ukraine is split into Russian-speaking east and Ukrainian-speaking west.
National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine has ordered cable and satellite TV service providers to exclude Russian TV channels, popular among Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine, from their packages.
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I don't see this ending well...
Yeah, I’m sure Putin is going to allow Ukrainian language news broadcasts in Crimea. But what’s the difference. In Putin’s world only what Putin wants on the news gets onto the news.
“your beloved Putin”
The hateful 12 yr old again?
Mostly by skimming oil profit? And Russia did end up wealthier per capita than the old USSR. Trouble is, old bear habits die hard.
Sounds like resentment could easily stir up civil war. Could Ukraine become a quagmire?
No, he’s sixty two. Putin was born in 1952.
“Skimming” seems to trivialize that level of theft, doesn’t it? $75 billion is a lot of money.
However we say it... I wonder if he now is getting impatient to “skim” Crimea.
And he’s been ruling Russia for 14 years and three American Presidents.
There sure were a lot of posts slamming “Russia media censorship” here. I’m sure those same posters will be on this thread condemning Ukraine’s censorship in short order.
Yep, any minute now.
If Putin thinks the bad blood can be swept under the rug (shamelessly mixed metaphor) he is mistaken. Ethnic Ukrainians had been wary of the Bear but didn’t hate it. Now they hate it.
The West loves freedom of speech - unless that interferes with its geopolitical interests.
Pot meet kettle
There is no greater accolade, except of course those bestowed upon Vladimir Vladimirovich "Butch" Putin, Stuffer of the Crimean Ballot Box, Hammer of the Nazis, Defender of the Hebrews, Scion of the Free Press, Protector of Aviation in All The Russias, and of course, The Proletarian Order of the Shirtless Wonder®
Enjoy your award, comrade tcrlaf!
Has tovarich tcrlaf actually set the record for propaganda peices posted on FReeRepublic in one night?
Never fear goldstatecommie! Your award is coming soon.
LOL. Yeah I remember reading how the US had weekly screenings of Deutsche Woche during WW2.
So now the Ukrainians have to allow the state propaganda broadcasts of the Russians, who just invaded and occupied part of their country, and are fomenting trouble in other parts? You really have hit a new low.
Heh - a suitable compromise might be to allow the stations to run old Russian symphonies and ballet, ads for sundry products. But monitor with a 60 second delay to allow for zapping of overdubbing. Censorship - well , yes, it still is, but, essentially it’s a wartime situation inside Ukraine, too.
Gazprom was ‘given’ the Ukrainian gas fields and wells operating in Crimean waters valued at $14B. He’ll certainly receive a payment for that.
Please, world. Do decent Ukranians a favor. Partition the mess that was never meant to be a nation.
And when it comes to attacks against media freedom and human rights Russia should know.
Please give this sobering documentary a watch:
“THE SOVIET STORY”
(How Russia starved millions of Ukrainian people to death in 1932-1933)
Its being promoted by the founder of the People’s Cube website, Oleg Atbashian, who is himself a former Ukrainian who lived under the iron fist of the Soviet empire.