“Rosia 1” journalist deported from Ukraine was fabricating news about ban on Russian language
Photo – “Detector media” The journalist of the TV channel “Rosia 1” Tamara Nersesian, who was deported from Ukraine by SBU on August 15, said on air of the TV channel “Rosia-24” that in Ukraine the Russian language was banned in media outlets and public spaces, and the visa-free regime with the EU countries was in fact not introduced, Radio Svoboda reports. When on air on the Russian TV channel, Nersesian shared the details of her deportation. Besides talking about the interrogation in SBU and how she supposedly went across the border at night by foot, Nersesian described the situation in Ukraine. She gave no reference whatsoever to any research or any other proof, like laws, witnesses or surveys: “I feel the predominant majority of the population – at least 90 per cent, are against the current authorities, against their politics, and in particular – against their anti-Russian and Russophobe actions. Like ban on Russian books and on the Russian language in media outlets and in public spaces. Naturally, people are against it, especially in the Russian-speaking Kiev, where virtually everybody speaks Russian, at home they speak Russian, and children at school are forced to read Pushkin in translation.” For the context, in 2017, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law introducing Ukrainian language quotas for TV: 75% for the national and regional TV channels and 60% – for local TV channels, 75% – for news programs. The law on language quotas on TV will come into effect on October 13. And the language quotas on radio became effective since last autumn.
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