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Russia Today: Making a boob? Femen topless protests go global

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Nov. 28, 2011, 10:09 a.m. |

Activists of Femen, a Ukrainian women movement, shout slogans and hold placards during their action in front of the Italian embassy in Kiev on November 14, 2011. The Femen activists mark the leave of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Editor's Note: The following story was published online by Russia Today, a Kremlin-funded information organization that has been
criticized for its anti-Western and anti-Ukrainian propaganda.


A naked woman in a city's central square is bound to attract attention, which is exactly what Ukraine’s Femen group is hoping for with a series of high-profile demonstrations against the abuse of women's rights which has made the news across Europe. And as RT found out, the Ukrainian feminists are ready to conquer new horizons. On a chilly morning in Kyiv, half-naked women in racing outfits drink champagne and chant slogans. This is how the Femen movement celebrated the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi. Several days prior to that, Femen were in Rome, lending their support for the anti-Berlusconi protests.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2011, 2:18 p.m.    

All it does is help promote sex tourism and attract page three media tabloid press. Many are paid actors/participant. It was find and challenging when it was anti-fur protests but now it is parse. Show some ugly women showing their breasts and see what media wants to report on it.

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Anonymous Nov. 28, 2011, 2:20 p.m.    

Who paid the cost of the FEMENS to get visa's and visit Rome?

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Anonymous Dec. 5, 2011, 9:47 p.m.    

It is somewhat bias and unprofessional for Kyivpost to publish a leading comment aimed at Russia today and not apply the same standard to other media outlets. If Kyivpost of of this view then it should just not republish Their news items.

Prehaps it should publish the following statements on all BBC news reports to be fair and balanced

&quot;The below story was published online by the BBC, a British Government-funded information organization that has been criticized for its bias pro US-NATO propaganda.&quot;

It could do similar for CNN and other US news services and Kyivpost articles itself.. It certainly does not place Kyivpost in good light and it leaves it wide open for allegations of reverse bias.

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