Stop Censorship expresses concern over conflict around Gazeta po-kievski
The civil movement Stop Censorship! has issued a statement in which it calls on the owner and top management of the holding Glavred Media to resolve the internal conflicts as soon as possible, pay salary arrears to journalists and renew stable publication of the newspaper Gazeta po-kievski. It states that the newspaper which has been published since January 2003 and is one of the leaders on the printed press market in Ukraine has suspended publication. While the editorial office explains this as linked with organizational reasons, there are grounds for believing that there are problems with relations within the holding.
As well as expressing support for colleagues and calling for resolution, Stop Censorship also asks the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and the Media to initiate legislative changes aimed at increasing the role and independence of editorial councils and financial and procedural transparency of the media.