Gas Riots In Ukraine: How Cold Radiators Have Turned Cities Into Hot SpotsTue.Nov. 2018
Nobody expressed any interest to the meetings of the Ukrainian Head of the village council with the members of the British Royal Household.
That`s another example of the consequent effect of the so-called “privatization.” The oligarches blocked the information space in the same way as they blocked the country’s industrial development having privatized the main metallurgical and mining enterprises. This way they managed to claim the status of Ukraine to be a raw material country.
Unfortunately, even today, 86% of Ukrainians use TV as a source of information. Only 3% of Ukrainians live without TV. This provides a great opportunity for manipulating people’s minds and prioritizing the benefit of the owners of the TV channels and the newspapers.
They create barriers for new people, seeking for breakthrough in the existing state model, that has failed meeting the requirements of the modern world. And it`s going to get worse…
This is a shameful, regrettable situation and we should shake it. Here is another item from my “secret” election program. In the case of my winning the election, I promise to do the following
- To set up a National Broadcasting Corporation, such as BBC, which will be 50/50 citizens -budget funded , to make impossible dependence on and funding by government in order to prevent its impact on information policy.
- The principle journalists who are tired of censorship, lies, fake, and custom-plotted oligarchic TV channels will be provided with high salaries and decent working conditions there. Because of the pressure and tough control of the media owners, representatives of this important and respectable profession in Ukraine began to be humiliatingly called “journalist-whore”. They will be offered freedom to choose the sphere of activity, resources for its implementation without any censorship. However, in addition – increased liability for inaccurate information.
- The government support will be provided to those media that will present the truth about the governing, no matter – pleasant or inconvenient. And those journalistic investigations that will lead to initiating the criminal cases will be financially rewarded!
Journalists have great power in society, and the awareness of this power must be combined with modesty and a sense of responsibility for the reader. At all times, they sought recognition for not only the high degree of accuracy and impartiality provided, but for their adherence to the rules of the fair play. No wonder that journalism is called the “fourth power”! But today, both, the first three branches of power – legislative, executive and judicial, and the “fourth power” are being violated by the oligarchs and LACKS CREDIBILITY.