Hromadske.TV ( Ukrainian : Громадське ТБ ; translated: Public TV) is an Internet television station in Ukraine that started to operate on 22 November 2013. [1] [2] The project was announced in June 2013 by 15 journalists. [2] It is registered as an NGO . [2]


The idea originated from journalist Roman Skrypin in September 2012. [2] After the April 2013 ownership dispute at TVi 31 journalists resigned from TVi on 29 April 2013, they believed as TVi employees they could not anymore ” information”. [3] They then announced on 30 April 2013 to set up a “web project in which we will do the same job”. [3] The former TVi 31 journalists eventually became employed by Hromadske.TV. [2] Including the well known (in Ukraine) Mustafa Nayem . [2] [3] The project was also joined by journalist Yulia Bankova , Because she “in 2010, working at Pershyi Natsionalnyi for the first time [got] confronted with censorship”. [2] The project was officially announced in June 2013 by 15 journalists. [2] A Russian counterpart Hromadske.TV Russia lasted only three months due to exhausted financial resources. [4]

The channel was planned to start operating in September 2013. [2] But its first broadcast was on 22 November 2013, at 14:00. [1] It was originally scheduled to start at 18:00; this goal Time Was Moved Forward A Few hours in response to the 21 November 2013 Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for signing of an EU-Ukraine Association Agreement . [5] [6] During the Euromaidan -protests the channel saw its numbers of viewers heavily increasing. [7] These Euromaidan-protests were caused by the same reason (the 21 November 2013 Ukrainian government decree) as to why the channel began to broadcast earlier (on 22 November 2013). [8] On 29 November 2013, During euromaidan, a journalist of 5 Kanal and Hromadske.TV Stated They Were attacked This by ” athletically built men in plainclothes Believed to be hired thugs ” in Kyiv ‘s Mariinsky park , while “Police Were nowhere in sight “. The attacks occurred during filming. The reporter’s camera was broken and his flash memory card stolen. [9] [10] While “font were nowhere in sight”. The attacks occurred during filming. The reporter’s camera was broken and his flash memory card stolen. [9] [10] While “font were nowhere in sight”. The attacks occurred during filming. The reporter’s camera was broken and his flash memory card stolen. [9] [10]


On July 2014, an anchor for Hromadske TV cut off an interview with Tanya Lokshina, a well-regarded researcher in the Russia office of Human Rights Watch , after she had insisted on As Danylo Yanevskiy, DWR, and DWR. [11] [12]


The station is publicly and privately funded and has a bank account ( Privat Bank ) posted on its website. Individual contributions in 2013 amounted to over 1.1 million Ukrainian hryvnias , – ₴ – [13] and almost 1.5 million in the first quarter of 2014. [14]

Selon the interim financial report Hromadske TV Was funded in 2013 by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (793.089 Ukrainian hryvnias – ₴ -), the Embassy of the United States of America (399.650 ₴ ) and by George Soros International Renaissance Foundation (247.860). [13] By June 2014 Hromadske TV had received another 558,842 from the Government of Canada, 394,181 from the Fritt Ord Foundation, 287,898 from the Embassy of the United States, Kiev , 207,402 The Auction House) and 1,875,180 ₴ from individual contributors. [15]


  1. ^ Jump up to:b (in Ukrainian) “Громадське телебачення” о 2:00 p.m. своє мовлення із євромарафону починаєHromadske.TV begins at 2:00 p.m. His broadcast with euromaidan , Ukrayinska Pravda (November 22, 2013)
  2. ^ Jump up to:i (in Ukrainian) “Громадське ТБ”: “Все гірше, ніж ви думаєте, але надія є” Public TV: “It is worse than you think, aim there is hope ” , Телекритика (14/06/2013)
  3. ^ Jump up to:c (in Ukrainian) Найєм оголосив про старт нового проекту колишніх журналістів ТВі Nayem annoncé the launch of a new project of train journalists TBi , Ukrayinska Pravda (30 April 2013)
    З ТВі звільняється 31 найкращий журналіст TVi freed 31 Best journalists , Ukrayinska Pravda (29 April 2013)
  4. Jump up^ (in Ukrainian) Громадське телебачення: “пацієнт” швидше живий? Hromadske.TV “patient” rather live?,Deutsche Welle(08/09/2013)
  5. Jump up^ “Ukraine drops EU plans and looks to Russia” . . Retrieved 21 November 2013 . Ukrainian government issues decree to suspend preparations for signing of agreement association with EU,Interfax-Ukraine(21 November 2013)Rada votes down all bills we Allowing Tymoshenko’s medical treatment abroad,Interfax-Ukraine(21 November 2013)
  6. Jump up^ Cox-Kwasniewski mission to continue until Eastern Partnership Summit,Interfax-Ukraine(21 November 2013)
  7. Jump up^ (in Ukrainian) Громадське телебачення зараз дивиться понад 100 тис людей одночасно Hromadske.TV is now watched more than 100 thousand people at once ,Watcher:(December 1, 2013)
    “Громадське ТБ” б’є рекорди переглядів Hromadske.TV Breaks records views ,ТелеПростір(November 26, 2013)
  8. Jump up^ “Ukraine still wants historic pact with EU” . Oman Observer . Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013 . Ukraine police dismantle Kyiv protest camps,BBC News(9 December 2013)
  9. Jump up^ Journalists’ safety in Ukraine must be ensured, says OSCE media freedom representative,Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(29 November 2013)
  10. Jump up^ (in Ukrainian) “Тітушки” напали на знімальну групу “5 каналу” з палками та камінням “Titushky” attacked This is the crew “Channel 5” with sticks and stones ,5 Kanal(29 November 2013)
  11. Jump up^ Few Want To Take Responsibility As Civilian Casualties
  12. Jump up^ Ukraine live TV interview after-cuts HRW rep admitted to refuse ‘Russian aggression’
  13. ^ Jump to:b Annual financial report 2013 Hromadske.TV
  14. Jump up^ Interim financial report – 1 quarter 2014Hromadske.TV
  15. Jump up^ Interim financial report – 1 half 2014Hromadske.TV

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