Stories, integrity for sale in Ukraine’s news media

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Sept. 13, 2012, 10:47 p.m. | Ukraine — by Oksana Grytsenko

Television journalist Natalia Sokolenko quit STB TV channel in protest of the station’s acceptance of money for PR stories disguised as news, or so-called “jeansa.” The station refused to comment on Sokolenko’s allegations.
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Oksana Grytsenko

Rarely is the subservience of journalists to politicians so blatantly exposed as when Ukrainska Pravda this month captured parliamentarian Valeriy Baranov giving orders to the allegedly independent newspaper Gorod (City) in Berdyansk.

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