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Oksana Lihostova
October 11, 2012 5:00 PM
Journalists and their supporters in Ukraine are protesting what they say is a government attempt to stifle one of the few remaining independent television stations -- ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for late October. The station - known as “TVi” -- has been embroiled in tax and administrative disputes with the government, and has begun to disappear from cable networks. Journalists accuse President Victor Yanukovych of giving the order to switch TVi off -- state officials deny involvement. Here’s more from Oksana Lihostova in Kyiv. Amy Katz narrates her report.

Independent Ukrainian TV station Struggles to Stay on the Air

Oksana Lihostova

Published October 11, 2012

Journalists and their supporters in Ukraine are protesting what they say is a government attempt to stifle one of the few remaining independent television stations -- ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for late October. The station - known as “TVi” -- has been embroiled in tax and administrative disputes with the government, and has begun to disappear from cable networks. Journalists accuse President Victor Yanukovych of giving the order to switch TVi off -- state officials deny involvement. Here’s more from Oksana Lihostova in Kyiv. Amy Katz narrates her report.