TVi, targets of investigations

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July 20, 2012, 12:43 a.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

On July 19, about 100 journalists and activists protested in front of the General Prosecutor’s Office in Kyiv, demanding the cases be dropped and that the government stop pressure on independent media.
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Svitlana Tuchynska


Two criminal cases opened against large media outlets – TVi channel and website – have stirred an outcry among journalists and experts who say the investigations are attacks on free press ahead of the Oct. 28 parliamentary elections.

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Frederick Sass July 20, 2012, 2:12 a.m.    

This is becoming more and more of a typical tyrannical takeover by Viktor Yanukovych. First he jails the official opposition (Yulia Tymoshenko). Secondly, He started cracking down on outspoken media (actually "silencing the media" is a better description. (Does sending in the tax police to raid a public TV station, just weeks before an election, sound like a tactic for dictatorship?) I am also fearful for the future of this very newspaper, the KyivPost, becoming a new target by Fuhrer Yanukovych.

According to Dummy's Guide to Total Tyranny, Viktor Yanukovych should now be burning down the Reichstag. Next week he will dissolve the current government, and finally assume control.

Don't worry're almost there, just a few more crackdowns.

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blueriver July 21, 2012, 11:04 p.m.    

Dont forget the Big fool will also want to be Mayor of Moscow later

From the top down...corrupt Police what a joke Yanukovych tries to stop all opposition.....he is afraid of a Lady....Idiot

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Mykhayl July 23, 2012, 11:32 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

We speak out against tyranny demanding freedom of speech yet allow Political Prisoners be jailed. We allow our identity to be vilified while the bully rewrites OUR history?

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