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"Do TeBe" claims separatist TV channels steal their news stories

01.06.2017, 01:37

The TV channel “Do TeBe” (Donetsk branch of the National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine) claims that TV channels controlled by the so-called “DPR” are illegally using their video materials. This was made public in the statement by the TV channel on its website.

Donetsk branch of the National Public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine deems it inadmissible that their video materials are used in anti-Ukrainian propaganda by the occupation authorities operating in the non-government controlled area of Donetska oblast.

In particular, the TV channel “Union”, which operated on the territory of Donetska oblast not controlled by the Ukrainian government, is using the news stories of the TV channel “Do TeBe”.

“On May 27 this year, the TV channel “Union” published on its YouTube channel and broadcast a story “Kostiantynivka faces environmental disaster”. Its visuals are almost completely borrowed, or, to be exact, stolen from the “Do TeBe”’s YouTube channel, where this story was published “On Kostiantynivka suburbs, unknown waste is spilled” (March 27)”, the TV channel points out.

The channel’s staff believes that the propagandists of “Union” simply downloaded the story from the “Do TeBe”’s YouTube channel, performed some primitive processing of the video, replaced the voiceover and at the end added a soundbite from their own correspondent.

“We ask the viewers of the TV channel “Do TeBe”, who live on the non-government controlled areas of Ukraine, to be vigilant when watching TV channels of the so-called “DPR” and treat critically the information they offer about the life of the unoccupied part of Donetska oblast”, the statement reads.

The channel also made it clear that they condemn any cooperation with media organizations created and operating in the so-called “DPR”. 

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