Intelligentsia asks Poroshenko and Groisman save the Ukrainian service of Euronews

Dozens of famous cultural figures, scientists and journalists asked the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine to help the Ukrainian service of Euronews, which can stop working.

About it reports «air force Ukraine».

«The Ukrainian edition, the only one of 13 language services and one of the few votes of our country in Europe, was on the verge of closing in the coming weeks», — the statement says.

The signatories pointed out that the channel decided to stop broadcasting in Ukrainian from-for absence of financing and debt by the National television company of Ukraine.

State leaders asked to intervene to save the Ukrainian edition.

«Emphasize the importance of preservation and promotion of Ukrainian-language media in the EU», — said in a statement.

The activists stressed that the Ukrainian broadcasting may disappear in the background of «growth Pro-Russian propaganda in Europe».

The statement was signed by 62 of the social, cultural and scientific worker of Ukraine: Yaroslav Hrytsak, Mykola Veresen, journalist, Viktor Morozov, Taras Chubai, Vitaly Portnikov, Maria Burmaka, brothers Kapranov, Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky and others.

Ukrainian service of Euronews since 2011.

This became possible after the conclusion of the agreement between the channel and the National broadcasting company of Ukraine. Part of the funding provided by the state.

Over the years, NTU owed a significant amount of money, and in mid-2016 Euronews even won a lawsuit for a debt of € 10.5 million.

In January 2015, the Ukrainian government announced that it would stop financing the project.

Then a well-known businessman Dmitriy Firtash has tried to become a partner channel, but their cooperation failed.

As previously reported, in mid-December, 2016 Euronews journalists began a second strike in support of Ukrainian, Persian and Arabic services, which guide channel is planning to close or reduce.

Intelligentsia asks Poroshenko and Groisman save the Ukrainian service of Euronews 11.01.2017

Январь 11th, 2017 by
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