Ukraine's International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform receives threats regarding explosions on their premises
On December 13, the state-owned enterprise "International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform of Ukraine" received several anonymous phone calls. The caller threatened them with explosions on their premises, as well as in hotels and educational institutions in Kyiv.
This is reported on the website of the TV channel "Dom", which is part of the International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform.
The threats were coming from an unknown man who made several calls to the broadcaster's official line. He also demanded to stop FreeDom TV's livestreams on YouTube.
The media outlet contacted the police. The employees were evacuated from the potentially mined office. The police and the emergency services are working on the site.
As the broadcaster notes, the TV channels "Dom" and FreeDom are being streamed according to the program grid.
The media outlet recalled that previously FreeDom TV, which seeks to speak the truth about Russia's war on Ukraine and counteract Russian propaganda and targets the Russian-speaking audience outside of Ukraine, has repeatedly been attacked by Russian hackers.
As IMI reported, in July 2022, the Russians targeted the international broadcasting platform for several days in order to block the FreeDom telethon, which speaks in Russian. Also in July, the live broadcast of "FreeDom's" Russian-language marathon on YouTube was stopped due to mass complaints about copyright infringement.
The FreeDom telethon is a daily news project which is streamed in Russian and produced both by the State Enterprise "IMBPU" and by partner media groups: Media Group Ukraine, Starlight News, "Inter Media Group" and 1+1 Media.
The state channel for international television UATV has changed its name to FreeDom: it speaks in Russian and covers over 60 countries. "Dom" is the Russian-language broadcast of the channel that was started in 2020 for audiences in Ukraine's temporarily occupied territories.
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