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Journalists of Zhytomyr State TV Company forbidden to broadcast news story in support of beaten colleagues

09.12.2013, 11:48

According to Zhytomyr.info, journalists of Zhytomyr Oblast State TV and Radio Company were forbidden to broadcast a news story in support of their beaten colleagues in Kyiv.

On December 2, in Zhytomyr State TV Company the journalists’ union held a meeting, where a resolution was adopted on inadmissibility of violating the Constitution of Ukraine, the law on journalism and the basic rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens by the law-enforcement agencies of Ukraine. They decided to send this resolution to the Office of the Prosecutor General and to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a demand to as soon as possible hold accountable those who interfered with journalists’ professional activity and beat them during the protest rallies in Kyiv.

The Zhytomyr State TV Company the journalists made a news story about this resolution and about their support to the colleagues beaten and injured in Kyiv, but the head of the TV company Vasyl Golovetsky forbade them from broadcasting it. 

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