Ukrainian TV channels pay little attention to events in Donbas and in Crimea - National Council
Six informational and entertainment TV channels ICTV, “1+1”, “UA:First”, “Inter”, NTN, “Ukraina” - dedicate to coverage of events in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts 2.2% of weekly broadcasts, and coverage of events in the occupied Crimea – 0.1% of weekly broadcasts. these were the results of the monitoring by the National TV and Radio Broadcasting Council, that were made public by the head of the Council Yuriy Artemenko and member of the Council Serhiy Kostynskyi on January 23, “Detector media” reports. The monitoring took place in November of 2017, covering the broadcasts of six informational and entertainment TV channels : ICTV, “1+1”, “UA:First”, “Inter”, NTN, “Ukraina”. Each channel was monitored for one week (168 hours). The total amount of the analyzed content was 1008 hours of broadcasts. Information and entertainment channels allocate only 0.1% of their weekly broadcasts to the events in Crimea, and information channels – 2.2%. No channel dedicates more than 10% of their broadcasts to the events in the east and in Crimea. The National Council officials reported the monitoring results and stated that the coverage of events related to the occupied territories of Ukraine is insufficient, especially in the conditions where the state does not have any channels of its own and does not have a right to intervene into the policies of editorial offices. Meanwhile, they said, the repressions of Crimean Tatars in Crimea continue, and our soldiers in the east have losses almost every day. Yet due to lack of coverage, the nation can be quick to forget about these events. The officials want the press conference to become an event to remind of social responsibility of mass media.
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