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.
© Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin
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.