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 TVi Announces a List of Demands to the Authorities: Hundreds of People Came to the Meeting in its Defense

TVi channel set a list of demands to the authorities regarding the freedom of speech in Ukraine.

According to Comments, during the meeting in its support on Mikhaylivska Square in Kiev the channel's management demanded to stop repressions against independent media and pressure on the journalists.

The TV channel also demanded to renew the broadcasting of TVi in full volume and the resignation of the members of the National Council on the Matters of TV and Radio Broadcasting.

Moreover, the meeting participants demand to stop the censorship in media and ensure equal access to the TV signal distribution.

The meeting took place on Mikhaylivska Square. Around 1,000 people took part in the meeting. The leader of the United opposition gave a speech in support of TVi.

The trouble for the channel started when on July 3 the Tax Police of Solomenskiy district of Kiev has opened a criminal case against Director General of TVi Mykola Kniazhytskyy regarding tax evasion in the amount of 3 million 25 thousand hryvnias (375 thousand dollars). The documents of the channel's financial and operating activities were seized.

In the end of July TVi was excluded from the Triloan cable network.

Starting September 1, the Volia-Cable operator bumped the channel from the Basic to Premium package which is available to substantially smaller number of people.

 
 
 
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