Published 12 October 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, TVi, has been embroiled in tax and administrative disputes with the government, and has begun to disappear from cable networks. Journalists accuse President Viktor Yanukovych of giving the order to switch TVi off, but state officials deny involvement. VOA's Amy Katz narrates this report from Oksana Lihostova in Kyiv.