Friday, November 26, 2004

Bastille stormed yesterday

In Tim Garton Ash’s piece, cited in previous post, "Good on Ukraine", Tim writes “State television stations are today's Bastilles”.

The BBC reports that Ukrainian TV stations have rebelled:

On Thursday, state-owned TV station UT1 rebelled against government control by announcing live on air that its news team was joining opposition protests.

Hours earlier the private, formerly pro-government channel One Plus One announced it would stop broadcasting "biased news".

It may mean pictures making plain the huge size of the opposition demonstrations will now reach the heartlands of Mr Yanukovych's support in the industrial east of the country, reports the BBC's World Media correspondent, Sebastian Usher.

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