Since the start of the Ukraine crisis on 21 February 2014, various media organizations have maintained offices in Kiev. The degree of impartiality varies and observers regard the Ukraine crisis coverage as being under the control of the government, as well as some foreign news organizations (such as The New York Times, and Deutsche Welle).
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian public sphere came to be dominated by state-controlled media in both Ukrainian and Russian.
In September 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed, there were 19 TV channels in Ukraine, most of which were under the influence of the Communist Party. During the following years, cable TV expanded into many towns and villages. The public service channels were one of the first things to lose their independence to private ownership.
The independence of the press was weak under the Yanukovych regime. In early 2014, when protests started in Ukraine's capital, journalists were restricted from covering the demonstrations in Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa. Journalists were often arrested while working in different places. Between July and November 2014, around 150 journalists were detained by the Ukrainian authorities.
There was a great number of self-censorship within Ukrainian media in the years of Ukrainian independence, which lasted from 1991 to the early 2000s.
For the most part, the Ukrainian press concentrates on providing local news in the areas that they cover, which includes news in the capital, major cities, and smaller cities. Some news media have thus carried out their operations outside of Ukraine, notably the newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda.
Ukrainian media have often collaborated with pro-government outlets in Russian, like RIA Novosti and Rossia Segodnya. 0b46394aab