Viewers in Ukraine have a new source for daily television news – Chas-Time, VOA’s newest Ukrainian TV show. Chas-Time (“Time” in Ukrainian and English) covers the top international and U.S. stories of the day, and news and events of interest to Ukrainians.
VOA’s increased audience during the pro-democracy Orange Revolution events led to the program’s creation in December 2004 as a reliable news source for Ukrainians. “During the Orange Revolution, it was important to get the American position on Ukraine and hear the support from the U.S.,” explains Myroslava Gongadze, one of the show’s featured hosts. “It helped Ukrainians fight for their rights.”
Myroslava, who joined VOA in 2004, has personally helped Ukrainians and others fight for their rights. After the September 2000 murder of her journalist husband, Georgy, in Ukraine, Myroslava became an international advocate for freedom of the press. Through the Gongadze Foundation, she has campaigned to bring attention to politically motivated crimes against journalists.
Chas-Time currently airs on several regional stations in Ukraine seven days a week at 10:15 p.m. In the future, VOA plans to add more television reports out of Ukraine and expand to more stations.
Check page 35 of the pdf version of the Program Guide for more program, broadcast and affiliate information for all Ukrainian programs. For more information, visit the Ukrainian Service web page at www.VOANews.com/Ukrainian.