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Shills no more? Inter TV comes cleaner on ownership, pledges fairer news coverage

Author: Katya Gorchinskaya All articles by this author

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Dec. 27, 2012 21:01
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Young activists of a Ukrainian human rights organisation stage a protest action on June 25, 2010 in front the Kyiv office of the head of the Ukraine's secret service and former KGB, Valery Khoroshkovsky. Dozens of journalists and social activists denounced what they saw as a return to state censorship. There are signs that Khoroshkovsky, the majority owner of Ukraine's most powerful TV group, wants to drop Inter TV's pro-government slant to the news.
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 Ukraine's most watched television channel, Inter, is preparing to surprise next year. A long-time backer of President Viktor Yanukovych and his government, it is preparing to change its programming policy quite radically.

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