Freedom of speech to disappear in Ukraine as soon as authority starts to close independent mass media, – MEP Gill
Nathan Gill underlined that disappearance of freedom of speech will mark a huge step backward for Ukraine
Freedom of speech will disappear in Ukraine as soon as the authority starts to close independent mass media. British MEP, member of the inter-parliamentary committee of Ukraine-EU association, member of the subcommittee on human rights of the EP Nathan Gill said it in an exclusive commentary for 112 Ukraine.
“About what freedom of speech can we talk if the government with the help of the so-called independent judicial system may close the TV channels? It is not freedom of speech anymore. Its disappearance will mark a huge step backward for Ukraine. But, I hope, it will not take place,” the MEP noted.
Earlier Nathan Gill has stated that if the judges on the case of deprivation 112 Ukraine TV channel of a license are summoned to President’s Office, the community has a right to know what was discussed there.Related: Zelensky’s office summons two of three judges who consider case of 112 Ukraine’s licenses
As it was reported, the Court of Appeal postponed the case on deprivation 112 Ukraine TV channel of a right to broadcast to September 2019.
Later the Court of Appeal postponed the case on deprivation 112 Ukraine TV channel of a right to broadcast to September 2019.
The international editorial Council of 112 Ukraine TV channel is extremely indignant at the current situation in Ukraine, when 112 Ukraine TV channel, country’s leader in information broadcasting, might be deprived of broadcast license due to an upcoming illegal court decision.