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National TV and Radio Company head's contract cancelled

Nine supervisory board members supported this decision.

National TV and Radio Company head's contract cancelled
Zurab Alasaniya
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The supervisory board of the National Public TV and Radio Company has cancelled the contract with board chairman Zurab Alasaniya, a deputy head of the supervisory board, Svitlana Ostapa, has said on Facebook.

She said nine members voted in favour of cancelling the contract and three voted against.

The reasons have not been disclosed.

The supervisory board elected Alasaniya board chairman on 10 April 2017. On 1 November 2017, he resigned as director-genera of the National TV Company of Ukraine.

In 2013, he was one of the founders of and journalists at Hromadske.TV. He is a member of Hromadske.tv NGO, the Independent Media Council and the Journalism Ethics Commission.

On 25 March 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed Alasaniya director-general of the National TV Company of Ukraine. His team created the logo of public television and renamed First National TV as UA:First. 

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