December 31, 2013

Ukraine's Leaders Are Silencing the Media

Sergii Leshchenko, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Fourteen journalists from the Ukrainian edition of Forbes magazine resigned simultaneously in November to protest censorship. Forbes Ukraine was recently acquired by 28-year-old businessman Sergey Kurchenko, who is believed to be backed by Oleksandr Yanu­kovych, the son of the president. As Forbes Ukraine revealed before the censorship scandal, the younger Yanu­kovych tripled his fortune during the past half-year amid suspicions that his wealth resulted from high-placed political support.

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