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додано: 02-10-2002

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All 21 print journalists at the independent news agency
UNIAN claimed Tuesday they are being censored by the new management and
threatened to strike if they are not permitted to report objectively on the
situation in the country.

Since the appointment of a new executive director last week, UNIAN reporters
have felt interference from "people who represent the authorities' political
interests," including those of President Kuchma's administration, the
reporters said in statement.

"We're restricted in what we can report," UNIAN political reporter Liuba
Bohdanova said.

Bohdanova said the agency no longer issues any report that "puts even the
slightest shadow on the presidential administration," and that the new
management has threatened to fire journalists who do not obey what she
called "censorship."

In the statement which was posted on the agency's Web site, the journalists
said they would appeal to Kuchma and the Parliament speaker to solve the
problem, promising a strike if "the authorities continue to aggressively
interfere with editorial policy." The statement was posted after a dispute
between the new UNIAN executive director, Vasyl Yurychko, and three
Ukrainian opposition leaders over whether the opposition could hold a news
conference at the agency's headquarters.

Opposition leaders have been calling for Kuchma's resignation.

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