Nash TV channel challenges watchdog’s decision to conduct inspection
Nash TV channel has seized the Kyiv District Administrative Court asking to invalidate the decision of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting of January 28 to hold an inspection, as it was reported on February 22 on the website of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv.
According to the plaintiff, the appealed decision infringed the law, the watchdog had no proper legal grounds to adopt it.
As IMI reported, on January 28, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting ordered an unscheduled on-site inspection of the “Nash” TV channel (NASH 365 LLC, Kyiv) over position voiced by former MP from the “Party of Regions” Olena Bondarenko, who called the Armed Forces of Ukraine "criminals".
On December 23, 2020, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting issued a warning to “Nash” TV channel (Nash 365 LLC, Kyiv) through a broadcast of a press conference by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On December 4, 2020, “Nash” TV channel gave floor to one of the leaders of the so-called "LPR" Rodion Miroshnyk. The National Council ordered an inspection.
On September 3, 2020, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting ordered an unscheduled inspection of Nash TV channel due to a video shown before Independence Day, which showed signs of discrimination and incitement to hatred and caused public outrage.