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Staff Resigns At Ukraine's 'Forbes'

More than half of the editorial staff at the Ukrainian-language version of "Forbes" have resigned to protest alleged censorship by the magazine's new management.

Barys Davydenko, "Forbes" senior editor, said on November 13 that he and 13 others resigned after an investigation of First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov's advisers was rejected by the publication's new editor in chief, Mikhail Kotov.

Arbuzov is believed to have ties to the magazine's new owner, millionaire Serhiy Kurchenko.

Davydenko added that Kotov said the staff would get a list of topics that should never be covered. Kotov denied the censorship charges and said the journalists are biased against the new owner.

The Ukrainian version of "Forbes" was first published in 2011.

Based on reporting by AP and ITAR-TASS

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