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In Ukraine, the media under pressure from power and oligarchs

2021-12-01T16:30:12.716Z

STORY - Since 2014 and the beginning of the conflict with the pro-Russian insurgents supported by Moscow, the Ukrainian authorities have faced a dilemma: where does freedom of expression end and where does Russian propaganda begin?



In Kiev.

Anna Myroniouk holds up the covers of her newspaper one by one at a press conference in Kiev on November 15. The journalist lists the oligarchs, Ukrainian politicians and controversial topics on which the

Kyiv Post

, Ukraine's leading English-language media, has written.

“We were critical of everyone (…) and we gave voice to all sides,” she

assures us. A week earlier, Anna Myroniouk and her colleagues learned that they were being dismissed without warning and asked to vacate the premises. The owner, Adnan Kivan, wants to

"relaunch"

the project

"bigger and better"

in four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English and Arabic.

The Ukrainian businessman of Syrian origin has wanted for several weeks to create a Ukrainian version of the media, and had even already chosen a relative as editor-in-chief, without discussion with the current team.

For Anna Myroniouk, the closure is an

“act of revenge”

.

The decision immediately sparked an uproar in

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Source: lefigaro

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