26 April 2014 «Russia 24» TV channel showed a report revealing that the State Committee of Television and Radio of Ukraine ordered local journalists «to follow strictly the informational guides of the current authorities of Ukraine». Which includes accusing the initiators of protests of separatism if they unhappy with Kyiv policy.
Otherwise, according to «Russia 24», the journalists are to be persecuted by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) for «collaboration with pro-Russian separatist forces» as criminals.
However, the statement quoted twice by the news reporter of «Russia 24» does not exist. Ukrainian journalists are not aware of it and it is not on the web site of State Committee of Television and Radio of Ukraine.
Moreover, the head of the communication and mass media department of the State Committee of Television and Radio of Ukraine in her comments for «Telekritika» officially rebutted the statement.
Based on: Тelekritika.