Saturday, January 28, 2012

Express newspaper says it faces censorship threat

The alleged pressure on Express is the latest in a string of incidents that many media experts say mark a decline in press freedom in Ukraine since President Viktor Yanukovych took office in 2010. Journalists complain of pressure to toe the official government line in coverage.

“Given the fact that the judicial branch is being transformed into an effective instrument of censorship, the editorial staff of Express has grounds to believe that the court ruling will favor the authorities,” said Viktoria Siumar, head of media watchdog the Mass Information Institute.

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Source: Kyiv Post

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