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World Affairs Journal: Media censorship and controlling freedom in Ukraine

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Feb. 20, 2012, 3:49 p.m. |

Controversy surrounds the January firing of Segodnya newspaper editor Ihor Huzhva, who complained of censorship at the newspaper owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov. (Pictured).
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The Regionnaires’ inability to understand just what freedom is and how it works was amply on display in the last few weeks. With something that elementary beyond their grasp, it’s small wonder that President Yanukovych and his pals invariably elicit eye-rolling, groans, and grins when they pontificate about such things as free speech and civil society.

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