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Court cancels frequencies of feisty TVi, Channel 5

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Sept. 2, 2010, 11:23 p.m. | Ukraine — by Olesia Oleshko

Young activists of a Ukrainian human rights organization stage a protest on June 25 in front the Kyiv central office of Ukraine’s State Security Service, a leftover from the Soviet KGB. In a clear-cut conflict of interest for many, the service is headed by billionaire media magnate Valery Khoroshkovsky. Dozens of journalists and social activists marched in Kyiv this month to denounce what they see as a return to media muzzling in the ex-Soviet country.
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Ukraine’s media landscape could be reshaped after Channel 5 and TVi, two small stations providing the last vestiges of independent television journalism, lost a dispute over their frequencies.
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