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Head Of Ukraine’s Independent Association Of Broadcasters Discusses Press Freedom Threats

April 24, 2018

Head Of Ukraine’s Independent Association Of Broadcasters Discusses Press Freedom Threats

Ukrainian journalists trying to deliver news about their country’s existential struggles with aggression from Russia and corruption at home are facing their own battles: oligarchic control of media, increasing restrictions on press freedom and even attacks on journalists. In this episode of Update-1, NPC member Viola Gienger, a journalist who has trained and consulted for independent media in Ukraine and across the region, interviews Kateryna Myasnikova, executive director of the Independent Association of Broadcasters (IAB), to discuss the state of media and press freedoms in a Ukraine at war. The IAB is Ukraine’s largest association of electronic media.

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