Kyiv Post to resume work online from December 8
The Kyiv Post will resume its daily online edition on December 8, as the CEO Luc Chénier announced it, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“The Kyiv Post will resume daily news coverage on the Internet from December 8. We have assembled a team of enthusiastic and experienced journalists who share the values of The Kyiv Post and a commitment to quality journalism that will provide comprehensive news, ideas, thoughts and entertainment. Starting on Wednesday, December 8, we will continue our mission to provide the international and domestic audience with important coverage of Ukrainian affairs and will remain a beacon of democracy and objectivity, ”the letter reads.
It also reminds that The Kyiv Post has made a strategic decision to cancel the paid access and make all content free online for the widest possible international audience.
“We respect the decision of some subscribers to cancel their subscription after the suspension of publications on November 8, while others (subscribers - IF ) were affected by a further technical error that led to further cancellations… Refunds have begun and will continue until all relevant subscribers are returned "- said Luc Chenier.
According to him, The Kyiv Post is in close contact with its global payment processing service provider, which has assured that it would process all return payments within shortest possible period.
The CEO also added that in 2022-2023, it is expected to add some several new The Kyiv Post services in different languages, including French, Arabic, Ukrainian, German and Russian.
Advan Kivan bought the Kyiv Post from businessman Mohammad Zahur in 2018.
According to SPARK-Interfax, Businessgroup LLC, which is a Kyiv Post publisher and 60% owned by Kivan (another 40% is owned by Kivan's partner in a number of other projects Olga Pavlova), suffered a loss of UAH 6.649 million in 2019, and In 2020, it increased losses by 64.2% to UAH 10.914 million. If in 2019 the company received income from operating activities in the amount of UAH 5.682 million, in 2020 the loss from this activity amounted to UAH 10.914 million.
As reported by IMI, on November 8, the owner of the English-language Kyiv Post Adnan Kivan announced a temporary shutdown of the edition.
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.
Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova and MPs from the Servant of the People made pressure on Kyiv Post weekly. Former journalist of the publication Anna Myronyuk said this during a round table held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center,
The new CEO of Kyiv Post is Luc Chénier, who had already been head of the edition from 2016 to 2018.
The former Kyiv Post staff has launched a new English-language publication The Kyiv Independent.
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