Statement of the OPPOSITION BLOC
Blocking the TV channel “NewsOne” is a violation of freedom of speech and democracy.
The Constitution of Ukraine guarantees the right to freedom of thought and speech, free expression of views and convictions. The Constitution is directly violated in the situation with the TV channel “NewsOne”.
With the tacit approval of the authorities, and often with their direct support, the principles of the rule of law, freedom and democracy are violated in the country.
The unresolved murders of the journalists of Buzina and Sheremet, the arson of the TV channel “Inter”, the pressure and repressions against the journalists of the Internet sites “Strana” and “Vesti” – this is not a complete list of criminal facts regarding media in today’s Ukraine.
The OPPOSITION BLOC demands the blocking of the “NewsOne” to be stopped and its work normalized.
We demand all those involved in its unlawful blockade to be held accountable. We demand to investigate all crimes against journalists and freedom of speech in Ukraine and bring those responsible to justice.