Interfax Ukraine, 07.03.2014:
In Crimea, analogue television broadcasting of three nationwide and one Crimean television channels has been stopped. Their frequencies are being used to broadcast four Russian nationwide TV channels.
NTV channel is rebroadcast instead of Inter channel; Channel One TV instead of One Plus One; Rossiya 24 instead of 5 Kanal; and RTR Rossia instead of [Crimea's biggest private] Black Sea TV.
Reporters sans frontières, 07.03.2014
Several dozen men in armed dress but without firearms blocked the entrance to the local state-owned TV station GTRK Krym in Simferopol yesterday. The head of the TV station, Stepan Gulevaty, said that, without giving any explanation, they were preventing anyone from leaving and allowing only the station's employees to enter.
There has been no let-up in cases of journalists being attacked or threatened in Crimea.
Yevgeniy Fedorov, a parliamentary representative of the ruling United Russia party , announced yesterday in Moscow that he intended to present a bill tha! t would permit the arrest of media executives or editors who disseminate "mendacious anti-Russian information" or "provide news coverage in support of anti-Russian extremists or separatists". The proposed law would also affect media coverage of events taking place outside Russia, he said.
In Kiev, the cable TV and internet service provider Lanet stopped carrying the signals of three Russian TV stations - Pervyy Kanal [Channel One], RTR-Planeta and NTV Mir - on 4 March on the grounds that they were "broadcasting aggressive propaganda, calling for war and spreading hate".