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“Crimea’s independent Tatar TV news channel silenced by ‘red tape'”TheGuardian

Russian authorities’ refusal to renew licence over alleged paperwork ‘errors’ forces ATR to shut down after annexation from Ukraine

Crimean Tatars rally
Tatars in annexed Crimea rally in support of the ATR TV station in Simferopol, after the Russian authorities refused to let it continue broadcasting. Photograph: Alexander Polegenko/AP

Crimea’s only independent TV news channel, ATR, has been forced to stop broadcasting after the new authorities rejected its attempts to register for a licence.

ATR is also the only channel that broadcasts in the language of the Crimean Tatars, an ethnic minority that opposed Russia’s annexation of the peninsula in March 2014. Sixty per cent of the channel’s content was in Russian, 35% in Crimean Tatar and 5% in Ukrainian….

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