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EurActiv.com: Yanukovich accused of gagging Ukrainian media ahead of poll

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July 23, 2012, 11:04 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by EurActiv.com

Four months ahead of a crucial parliamentary election, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has moved to shut down two independent news organisations, including Lb.ua, an online news website with which EurActiv has had editorial relations for many months.
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Four months ahead of a crucial parliamentary election, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has moved to shut down two independent news organisations, including Lb.ua, an online news website with which EurActiv has had editorial relations for many months.

Sonia Koshkina, considered one of Ukraine's most talented journalists, told EurActiv that she and her editorial team have chosen exile, because each of them could face a seven-year prison sentence, the same as former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

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me you July 23, 2012, 1:26 p.m.    

corrupt banda regione are running scared

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AL BALA July 23, 2012, 4:53 p.m.    

Azarov has advised television switch to Russian

Prime Minister of Ukraine told 1 +1 TV channel to broadcast in Russian.

http://tsn.ua/politika/azarov-vzhe-radit-telebachennyu-perehoditi-na-rosiysku-movu.html

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AL BALA July 23, 2012, 5:56 p.m.    

When asked TVi controllers, asking to explain the situation and report the reasons for disconnection, the answer was: "This channel will be no more."

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2012/07/23/6969304/

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