Category Archives: Media

Lack of money: hromadske will transfer part of the team to freelance and close studio shows on YouTube

hromadske announced that it will transfer part of the team to freelance and close studio shows on YouTube. The reason is the reduction of financial support from international institutions and the need to reduce production costs. “At the last meeting of members of the NGO” Public Television “a decision was made on the future of the organization. It was decided by a

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Kremlin threatens to ban Google and YouTube in Russia

“Everyone is tired of the activities of the American internet giants, and what they did during the election campaign to the State Duma is a complete disgrace,” said deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, in an interview with Russia Today. According to Medvedev, American internet platforms “interfered in the political life of the Russian Federation”, showing videos

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Gammon, remoaner, Karen and snowflake are among the words added to Ofcom’s list of offensive terms

The communications regulator added several words to a list of offensive terms It is the first time that politically-charged labels have been included on the list  Among the entries are ‘karen’, ‘libtard’, ‘snowflake’ and ‘gammon’  Ofcom says it is important to follow linguistic trends and the development of language online, particularly on social media, to monitor what may be offensive 

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Closure of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels incompatible with international human rights standards, – UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission

It is noted that media plays a crucial role in any democracy and its capacity to operate should not be unduly restricted and journalists should not be penalized for carrying out legitimate activities UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission states that the decision to shut down 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels contradicts international human rights standards. This was reported

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Russia to Invest $1M in Independent Media in Developing Countries

Russia has allocated $1 million to an international program that promotes free media in developing countries over the next five years, its Foreign Ministry announced. The investment comes amid criticisms that Russia is stifling dissent at home in the lead-up to this fall’s parliamentary elections by blacklisting independent news sites and raiding and detaining journalists with increasing frequency. The funds

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It’s more important for Lukashenko to close TV channels than borders – Fesenko on the ban on broadcasting of the TV channel UA in Belarus

It is important for Alexander Lukashenko to drown out any voice of freedom that comes to the country from Ukraine. Speaking to the DOM TV political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko commented on the ban on broadcasting of the Ukrainian foreign broadcasting channel “UA” in Belarus, DOM TV reports. “I am not surprised by this decision. Lukashenko is fighting those who advocate

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Putin signs law allowing Kremlin to fine YouTube and social networks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an amendment to the Code on Administrative Offences, which will allow to fine foreign Internet platforms that allow discrimination against Russian state media. The document provides for sanctions for non-compliance with the regulations of the Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, which previously received the right to block or slow down access to resources listed as

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TV channel in Ukraine faces probe for airing fugitive PM’s propaganda-laden statement

Azarov has blamed Ukraine Army for Russia’s armed aggression. A national broadcasting watchdog has appointed an audit at Nash TV channel over the airing of a propaganda-filled statement by former Prime Minister of the Yanukovych era, Mykola Azarov. The relevant statement was published on the website of Ukraine’s National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council on February 12. The statement says

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Ukraine’s Friend of the Week: Larisa Galadza, the Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine  No one expected this week’s explosive news.  After years of shameless business and media expansion, the top pro-Russian power broker in Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk, took a devastating gut-punch late on Feb. 2. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed heavy sanctions against lawmaker Taras Kozak, said to be the proxy

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Pro-Russian lawmakers protest ban of TV channels while West welcomes it

Members of Ukraine’s 44-seat pro-Russian parliament faction Opposition Platform — For Life vowed to impeach President Volodymyr Zelensky over his decision to impose harsh sanctions on three pro-Russian TV channels, which effectively terminated their broadcasting. The party accused Zelensky of censorship and called him a “fascist devil” over the ban of their propaganda channels. In a bold move, president Zelensky late on

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Razumkov refuses to sign NDSC decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels

“Sanctions against TV channels are always bad, regardless of who introduced them”, said the Parliamentary Speaker Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov commented on the sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels.  “Sanctions against TV channels are always bad, regardless of who introduced them”, he said as quoted by TheBabel. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree on

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Zelensky blocks Putin crony’s TV channels in Ukraine by enforcing NSDC sanctions

Security officials have sanctioned an MP with the pro-Russian political force and a number of TV channels associated with Putin’s political operative in Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has put into force a decision by the National Security and Defense Council of February 2, 2021, on applying sanctions against MP Taras Kozak, who is believed to be an

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Network of Telegram channels publishing materials at request of Russia exposed in Ukraine

The agential network was made up of the citizens of Kharkiv and Odesa, activists of the so-called Rosiyska vesna (pro-Russian unrests) In Ukraine, the large-scale network acted that was engaged in the defamation of the bodies of the state power and destabilization of the situation in Ukraine at the request of the special services of Russia. The promoted stories were

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Ukrainian TV channel fined by regulator for remarks ‘inciting hatred’

Ukraine’s National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting on Thursday implemented two sanctions against the 112 Ukraine television network: a warning and a fine equivalent to 25% of its license fee for airing remarks “containing calls for an aggressive war or its propaganda and/or inciting ethnic, racial, or religious animosity and hatred.” The move comes after an inspection of the

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Russia Says Trump Ban a ‘Nuclear Blast in Cyber Space’

Russia on Thursday compared the decision of social media giants to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts to a “nuclear blast in cyber space” with the consequences hard to predict. “The decision of U.S. internet platforms to block the head of state can be compared to a nuclear blast in cyber space,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on

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Telegram Downloads Soar as Trump Supporters Deplatformed

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has become the second-most downloaded app in the United States after President Donald Trump and his supporters were deplatformed in the wake of last week’s deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Telegram’s downloads rose as Twitter and Facebook banned Trump while Google and Apple removed conservative social network Parler from their

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Don’t Silence America’s Voice

Kurt Volker The information wars have kicked into high gear, and the United States is still behind. America’s adversaries have figured out the disinformation game. With increasing brazenness, they are using online restrictions, fake news, troll farms, social media bots, mass media, and surrogates throughout the world to overwhelm what remains of accurate, reliable sources of news information in local

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The deputy proposes to ban statements denying Russia’s military aggression and occupation

People’s Deputy Oleh Dunda proposes to counteract the information war on television and radio by expanding the powers of the National Council and criminal liability. On October 5, Oleh Dunda , a People’s Deputy from the Servant of the People faction, registered in parliament the bill  №4188 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine” On Television and Radio Broadcasting “to Combat Information Warfare”, which proposes

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The media attributed the gratitude to Medvedchuk to the resident of Spain, released from the “DPR”: she denied

TV channels from the orbit of the deputy of the People’s Deputy from the HMPR, Viktor Medvedchuk, spread the news that the Ukrainian Yevgeny Yepes thanked the pro-Russian politician for freeing the “ DPR” terrorists from captivity . It turned out to be a manipulation. In an article by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, cited by pro-Medvedchuk media, there is no hint of thanks to Medvedchuk. “You

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Russian State Duma appeals to prosecutor’s office concerning number of foreign mass media

The MPs see the ‘systematic attempts to provide the external influence on the inner affairs of Russia and influence the expression of the will of the citizens of the country’ in the work of mass media The Commission of the State Duma of Russia on the investigation of foreign interference requested to the prosecutor’s office due to the activity of

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Google bans website ZeroHedge from its ad platform over comments on protest articles

A Google spokesperson said in an email that it took action after determining the website violated its policies on content related to race. By Adele-Momoko Fraser Google has banned ZeroHedge, a far-right website that often traffics in conspiracy theories, from its advertising platform over policy violations found in the comments section of stories about recent Black Lives Matter protests. Google

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Facebook marked the post from the ZIK TV channel as false because of a fake about Ulyana Suprun

Authors:Katerina GoncharovaIndependent fact-checkers monitor misinformation on Facebook and provide links to verified information. This time the social network warns about another fake, spread by ZIK TV channel. The social network Facebook marked the video posted on the ZIK TV channel page as untrue, as the TV program voiced a fake about the former head of the Ministry of Health Ulyana Suprun . This drew the

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Ukrainian TV channel cries political pressure after backlash to airing “foreign” RFE/RL & BBC programs

Article by: Olena Makarenko with contributions by Alya Shandra The Ukrainian media Espreso TV is saying it is being pressured after the Ukrainian state media regulator scheduled an unplanned inspection of the channel. The reason for the inspection is eerily reminiscent of Soviet times: broadcasting programs of the Ukrainian desks of the BBC and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which Ukraine’s National

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