KyivPost Kyiv Post owner OKs paper’s sale to staff

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April 21, 2011, 10:06 a.m. |

Kyiv Post staff meeting with the paper's owner Mohammad Zahoor on April 20, 2011.
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The Kyiv Post’s owner on Wednesday agreed to sell the newspaper to editorial staff for $1 if they arrange financing by Sept. 1 to cover the newspaper’s costs, TeleKrytyka reported citing a source.

Mohammad Zahoor, a steel tycoon who owns the English-language newspaper, met the staff on Wednesday to settle a dispute that had led to a strike by 30 journalists that had accused him of censorship.

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