31 Jul 2018 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 25 May 2018 Ukraine

Russian Media Organisations Banned for Three Years in Ukraine

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CategoryOther acts having chilling effects on media freedom
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In a Presidential decree signed on 14 May 2018 and made public ten days later on 24 May, the authorities in Ukraine announced a new list of Russian companies and media organisations based in the country, targeted for sanctions. The new list includes Russian news agencies RIA Novosti, Rossiyasegodnya.rf, Sputniknews.com, Rsport.ria.ru, 1prime.ru, Realty.ria. ru and rian.com.ua as well as the TV channels rtr-planeta.com, russia.tv, vesti.ru, tvkultura.ru, digitalrussia.tv.

The decree, which bans Russian media organisations for three years, introduces measures such as blocking of assets, limiting or stopping the provision of telecommunications services and the use of public telecommunications networks, blocking access to their web sites.

The announcement comes a week after a RIA Novosti journalist was detained in Kyiv and accused of treason.
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31 Jul 2018
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