Interfax-Ukraine, 21 Jan 2013
: "President of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress Vadym Rabynovych, who is also the owner of the first Jewish international TV channel Jewish News One (JN1), has said that members of the current authorities are trying to deprive him of his channel, reads a statement posted on the Web site of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine on Friday. Rabynovych has already submitted a respective statement to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine. 'A senior official from the current government visited Rabynovych on January 17 and, threatening harassment, including physical violence, demanded that the JN1 television channel be transferred to them within a week,' reads the statement. In his statement, Rabynovych said he did not believe that the visit by this official was authorized, and 'believes that what is happening is the individual racketeering of a single representative of the system of government.' Jewish News One is a 24-hour news channel broadcasting programs in eight languages, and has its own correspondent centers in Brussels, Tel Aviv and Kyiv. JN1 broadcasts via satellite to Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Viewers can also watch the news online at the Web site www.jn1.tv."
JTA, 23 Jan 2013: "Alexander Zanzer, JN1’s Brussels bureau chief, told JTA that Ukrainian police recently inspected JN1's offices in Kiev, 'but it is not sure who is ultimately behind this newfound interest in us.' He added, 'It would seem like someone decided they could use JN1 to exert control. I am not sure who it is, but we are speaking out against it before it becomes more serious.'"