Media of Ukraine
The Media of Ukraine consist of several different types of communications media including television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. Many of the media are controlled by large for-profit corporations who receive revenue from advertising, subscriptions, and sale of copyrighted material.
In 2013 there was concerns over the corrupting influence of certain political figures, connected to the government of Viktor Yanukovych on Ukrainian media. According to an April 2014 poll by Razumkov Centre Ukrainian media was trusted by 61.5% of respondents (Western media 40.4%, and Russia 12.7%).
The first official radio broadcast took place in Kiev on 1 February 1939, television in Ukraine was introduced in 1951. The most watched television channels in Ukraine are commercial Inter and 1+1. Network covers 99.7 percent of Ukraine's territory (according the channel's own information). Inter is among the top-rated networks in Ukraine, competing with such as 1+1 media, StarLightMedia Group, which operates 6 TV channels, 5 Kanal and TVi. 5 Kanal, controlled by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, is the most popular news channel in Ukraine. Ukraine's First National publicly television corporation works closely and provides broadcasting for Euronews and Hromadske.TV, an Internet television station in Ukraine that started to operate on 22 November 2013. Aside from web portals and search engines, the most popular websites are Vk, YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook, Livejournal, EX.UA and Odnoklassniki.
Press (all private)
- "A Ukrainian Explains 10 Things The West Needs To Know About The Situation In Kiev: #5 People find it hard to uncover the truth", Taras Ilkiv, Business Insider, 24 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- (Ukrainian) Ukrainians believe the church, the army and the Ukrainian media, Ukrayinska Pravda (19 May 2014)
- "Profile: Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko". BBC News. May 28, 2014.
- "Top Sites in Ukraine". Alexa. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
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