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You're reading: FT, Forbes harm Ukrainian journalists by inking iffy deals

Reporters Without Borders stated in May that “chronically high levels of violence against journalists hit a new peak, while impunity remained total” under the current government. Unfortunately, Western publishers haven’t been helping our cause.

In late December, reports of a syndication agreement surfaced between the London-based Financial Times and a daily business newspaper, Kapital, which emerged on the Ukrainian market in April.

Already then, media watchdogs said that Kapital is controlled by Serhiy Arbuzov, the first deputy prime minister of Ukraine. He denied ownership ties in March.

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