Printing of the newspaper “Ukrainskiy Pivden” is still forbidden
The attempts to prevent the publication of the newspaper “Ukrainskiy Pivden” in the Nikolayev oblast are becoming more and more scandalous.
Some strangers stole a part of the run of the previous issue of the newspaper, which contained the materials telling that the Nikolayev oblast newspaper “Ukrainskiy Pivden” was the only Ukrainian newspaper that got to “temniks”.
All in all, 156 Ukrainian newspapers dared to criticize the power. And the prohibition, under some unconvincing pretext, to print “Ukrainskiy Pivden” demonstrates the intolerance of the oblast power to the freedom of speech.
“Ukrainskiy Pivden” is supported by the commission of the Nikolayev oblast council in charge of the local self-government, openness and relations with mass media, as well as a number of editions, which wrote about the arbitrary actions against the newspaper, the Supreme Rada committee for fighting the organized crime and corruption, the Supreme Rada committee in charge of the freedom of speech and information and the Supreme Rada committee of human rights.
(“Maydan-INFORM”, 10 December, 20:44)