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"Ukrainian radio" will have to reduce broadcasting all across Ukraine due to budget cuts by the government

19.09.2017, 17:55
“Ukrainian radio” (“National public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine”) will be forced to reduce its broadcasting all around Ukraine, and also in Crimea and in Donbas. This was reported by the radio's general producer Dmytro Khorkin, as the websote of “Ukrainian radio” reported. “Budget cuts of the public radio can undermine the broadcasting for the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. Yes, we will not be able to pay for energy-intensive medium wave transmitters and to provide unbiased Ukrainian news and comments for the citizens who live in the occupation. Due to lack of financing, we will also have to reduce our overall nation-wide broadcasting. This means that the government deprives the taxpayers of the right to listen to the public radio that they support”, Dmytro Khorkin commented. As IMI reported before, on September 18, the board of “ National public TV and Radio Company of Ukraine” stated that the government does not want to finance the public broadcasting as prescribed by the law. The board considers the situation with insufficient financing of the company as a method to manually control the broadcaster on the eve of the election campaign.
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