Fired staff of Kyiv Post launching new edition
30 dismissed employees of the English-language Kyiv Post are launching a new project. This was reported in the Facebook community Save the Kyiv Post .
The editor-in-chief of the new edition will be Olga Rudenko, former deputy editor-in-chief of Kyiv Post, who has dedicated 10 years to the weekly.
Jnomics Media, a media consulting company based in London and Kyiv, will be in charge of the business side of the new project.
As IMI reported, on November 8, the owner of the English-language Kyiv Post, Adnan Kivan, announced the temporary suspension of the editorial office for a restart.
Kyiv Post employees claimed the closure of the independent publication was due to pressure from the owner, Odessa developer Adnan Kivan.
Sevhil Musayeva, editor-in-chief of Ukrayinska Pravda, claimed that behind-the-scenes problems in the Kyiv Post daily began a few weeks ago and were related to pressure from the President's Office on the edition's owner, Adnan Kivan.
Spokesman for the President of Ukraine Serhiy Nikiforov said that the news of the closure of the Kyiv Post came as "as a surprise to them as to all others."
As IMI reported, Kyiv Post features editor Tamara Istomina told “Detektor Media” that the conflict between the staff and the daily's owner, Adnan Kivan, escalated after the announcement of launching of the Ukrainian-language version, about which the staff learned from the news. The Kyiv Post in Ukrainian language had to be headed by Olena Rotari, a former editor-in-chief of Channel 7 in Odessa, which also belongs to Adnan Kivan. However, journalists opposed to her appointment made bypassing the editorial office.
On Novermber 9, the Kyiv Post owner Adnan Kivan said the President's Office had not made pressure onto the edition or him personally to influence the editorial policy.
On November 11th, it was reported that the new CEO of Kyiv Post is Luc Chénier, who has already headed the edition from 2016 to 2018.
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