The Crisis Continues. Weekly Media Digest

22 June 2020

What happened to the Ukrainian and world media in the period from 16 to 22 of  June

The Transcarpathian tried to cross the border, saying that a positive test for COVID-19 comes from the word “positive”, which means that everything is fine with him. The media live by about the same principle.

Ukrayinska Pravda Club

Ukrayinska Pravda launches a program to support the publication for readers. For 55 hryvnias a month or 500 hryvnias a year you can become a member of the Club. Membership in the club provides a number of advantages: no advertising, the opportunity to participate in the choice of themes and characters for materials, tours of the editorial office, communication with the authors, a discount on merch, and more.

Cutting heads in RFE/RL and Voice of America

The new head of the US Agency for Global Media, Michael Peck, has begun tectonic shifts. For his first two weeks sacked president media corporations Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Jamie Flaya three heads of other mediaorhanizatsiy — Radio Free Asia Middle East language network and Bureau broadcasting to Cuba and sacked the head of the Foundation Open technologies.

Director of Voice of America Amanda Bennett and her main deputy Sandra Sugawara did not wait and resigned. They worked for the agency for four years. According to The Washington Post, in May, during a meeting with Republicans in the US Senate, Trump called the Voice of America the “voice of the Soviet Union” and the “Communists.” CNN writes about the possible appointment of a former White House official, conservative columnist Sebastian Gorka, in the Voice of America.

Crisis in the L’Officiel

L’Officiel, according to WWD, has not been paying freelancers for several months. Photographers, freelance writers and stylists from the USA, France and Italy cannot wait for their payments. Jalouse magazine, owned by the same publisher as L’Officiel, also withholds fees from freelancers. The publisher has already been sued, but CEO Benjamin Eimer continues to talk about the bright future of L’Officiel.

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