© NewsOne, the General producer of TV channel NewsOne Vasily Golovanov spoke at an international conference in Strasbourg, where he spoke about violations of freedom of speech in Ukraine.International conference “judicial Reform in Ukraine: the implementation of regulations in accordance with European standards” held on October 22 in Strasbourg. Participation in the conference are members of the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.”Considering the state of the Ukrainian judicial reform, we want to focus the attention of MEPs on the issue of freedom of speech in Ukraine. On the example of NewsOne TV channel to talk about the fact that the government is still not investigating attacks on journalists of TV channel live, and instead protect its citizens, gives effect to the annulment of licenses for independent media”, – commented on his speech at the conference Golovanov. The broadcast led TV NewsOne.Previously, the national Council on TV has appointed an unscheduled inspection of the channel NewsОne due to the initiative of holding a teleconference with the Russian Federation. A member of the regulator Sergey Kostinsky said that the national Council will go to court with the claim about deprivation of the license of NewsOne channel in case of detection of violations during unscheduled inspections. The channel has demanded from the Ukrainian authorities to stop the pressure due to the initiative of holding a teleconference with the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian Parliament adopted in the second reading the presidential bill on the reform of the judicial management. The document, in particular, provides for reducing the number of Supreme court judges by half – from 200 to 100, and the dissolution of the current composition of the High qualifications Commission of judges and the reduction in the number of its members from 16 to 12.Count of the cases of harassment of journalists in Ukraine goes on tens. Journalist Pavel Sheremet died July 20, 2016 in Kiev as a result of the car bomb. The consequence considers revenge for professional activity is the main version of murder of the journalist. Journalist, Italian state television RAI Mark Inara was not allowed to Ukraine for covering the elections. Also includes the persecution of the editor of the Internet portal “Strenia” of the Igor Guzhva, who was detained in Kiev 22 June 2017 on suspicion of extortion, arrest of the Zhytomyr journalist Vasily Myravitski accused of treason for the publication in the media and also the arrest of the head of the portal RIA Novosti Ukraine Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained for more than 400 days, subsequently released by decision of the Ukrainian court arrived in Russia, and searches in the office.
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