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On Monday, Nov. 18, the journalist movement issued a statement, in which it encouraged Serhiy Kurchenko, owner of UMH media holding that publishes Forbes Ukraine, and owners of Forbes Media LLC to realize their responsibility and intervene to guarantee an independent editorial policy for the business magazine and website, in compliance with the license agreement and basic principles of freedom of speech.

After finalizing the purchase agreement for the media holding by UMH group of VETEK companies, owned by Kurchenko, the new management started to change the editorial policy.

According to the former employees of Forbes Ukraine, who resigned last week, the new management introduced new rules, in line with which journalists were forbidden to write about topics related to the ruling Party of Regions and high officials. In particular, journalists were not allowed to prepare and publish materials related to the current and previous rhetoric of the Party of Regions concerning Ukraine’s integration into Europe, the advisers to Vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov.

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