Journalists on Ukraine’s state-owned channel – which had previously given unswerving support to Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych – have joined the opposition, saying they have had enough of “telling the government’s lies”.
Journalists on another strongly pro-government TV station have also promised an end to the bias in their reporting. The turnaround in news coverage, after years of toeing the government line, is a big setback for Mr Yanukovych.
Journalists in Ukraine seem to have responded to the call by opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko for them to reject government censorship.
A correspondent on the state channel, UT1, announced live on the evening bulletin that the entire news team was going to join the protests in Independence Square. She said their message to the protesters was: “We are not lying anymore”.