112 Ukraine responded to a petition of Parliament to sanctions

В 112 Украина отреагировали на прошение Рады о санкциях

CEO 112 Ukraine wrote a letter in response to actions Parliament

112 Ukraine declare that a petition for sanctions indicates a serious threat to freedom of speech and independence of media.

The channel 112 Ukraine declares its inability to self-protect their rights through legal instruments. This is stated in the letter from the General Director of TV channel Egor Benkendorf, published on Thursday, October 4.

According to benckendorff, with the approach of election campaigns, more politicians who are “trying to use the editorial policy of the channel as the target of attacks and tools to provide a cheap political PR”.

“We must admit that the systematic attacks by the government, which prevented the channel in the extension of broadcasting licenses, is now added pressure from the radical deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which began collecting signatures to stop the broadcasting of the TV channel. Under the current procedure, to run this process requires only one-third of the current composition of the Ukrainian Parliament”, – said in the letter.

112 Ukraine believe that attempts to stop its activities relate to the unsatisfactory situation with respect to freedom of speech in Ukraine.

Director General of TV channel reminded that, in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, States have undertaken to respect freedom of speech, to facilitate the free and wider dissemination of all forms of information.

We will remind, on October 4 it became known that the Parliament recommends the Council to impose sanctions against companies that are included in the ownership structure of the channels 112 Ukraine and NewsOne.

Earlier in the National Council of Ukraine on television and radio broadcasting called channels that do not fulfill the language quotas.


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