Crimea’s Ministry of Internal Policy And Information made a list of Media whose journalists are banned from working on the peninsula. At the moment, the list contains Informational Agency QHA “Crimean News”, “Crimea.Realities” web-portal, “ATR” TV-Channel and “15 minutes” web-portal, as informed by ATR Deputy Director General Ms.Lilya Bujurova.
— ATR staff who worked legally on the peninsula, having their license from Russian Surveillance Committee issued by “Qween-Media”, became personae non-gratae not only for the authorities, but for their people as well. Two Crimean Tatar Cultural institutions warned us that our filming crew is not welcome. They quote the letter they got from Crimea’s Ministry of Internal Policy And Information where they strongly recommend not to allow journalists representing ATR, “15 minutes”, “Crimea.Realities” and QHA to their territory, — QHA reports Ms.Bujurova saying.
It bears reminding that due to denial in license on the peninsula this April, Informational Agency QHA “Crimean News” continued it’s work from Kyiv.
Crimean Tatar Channel ATR reopened its broadcasting the same way since June 17, 2015.