TV Channel 5 launches a help line “Freedom Time”
Channel 5 has launched a helpline here http://5.ua/FreedomTime and asks media workers to inform them of any infringements of their rights. The site states that this refers to “situations like unidentified individuals watching their offices, following journalists or the head of TVi, threats and persecution of the staff of the Lviv newspaper “Expres”, the beating of an STB journalist by a Presidential guard, signals from the regional media regarding lawlessness and impunity of the actions of officials with regard to the media at local level, the closing of our places of work and mass dismissals”.
The channel promises to react to these violations of journalists’ rights on air.
“Our analytical service will gather these cases, information will be broadcast on Channel 5, questions regarding media issues at local level will be put during interviews with representatives of the authorities and the opposition.”