Meydan, the world’s only Crimean Tatar radio station, which moved online after being denied a license by Roskomnadzor, goes off air in Crimea, said Asan Hairetdinov, the radio station’s Editor-in-Chief, in an interview with QHA.
“Meydan’s staff has been let off. I am now taking care of relocation to Kiev. The radio station will be broadcasting from there. There will be no Meydan here,” said Hairetdinov.
According to the Editor-in-Chief, Meydan suffered the same fate as 15 Minut website and Lale TV Channel. The brand's owner claimed his ownership rights, suggesting that all employees willing to continue their employment moved to Kiev.
“We got told that we would be provided with jobs in Kiev, but not in Crimea. At of now, none of the radio station’s employees is going to move to Kiev,” said Asan Hairetdinov.
It was reported earlier that Lale TV Channel, QaraDeniz Production and 15 Minut website ceased their operation as of December 16. According to the statement released by Lale’s personnel, Lenur Islyamov, the owner of ATR media holding Lale TV Channel was part of, claimed ownership rights to the brand. In their turn, 15 Minut personnel said they would be working on a new project.
Meydаn went off air on the night of April 1. The radio station, which was part of ATR media holding, failed to obtain a broadcasting license under the Russian laws. Meydan, which went on air on February 5, 2005, has celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Power outages began in Crimea
Defendant in "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case missed birth of daughter
Chubarov: Mogilev fled from Crimea, when we fought for it
IS Militants shot nearly 300 people in Mosul
Merkel predicts sanctions against RF for actions in Syria
ATO Headquarters: Militants used Grads in Luhansk direction
Egypt resold "Mistrals" to Russia for $ 1
Russia refused to release Kolchenko and Sentsov to Ukraine
Dzhemilev and TİKA opened the Crimean Tatar cultural center
RF Cabinet of Ministers ‘snips’ Black Sea
Court considered case of Mejlis member Zeynur Yakubov in Cr
Putin's sinister image
Road map plan to ensure security in Donbas
Prosecutor of ATO forces charged with illicit enrichment
Crimea-SOS announces rally in support of kidnapped in Crimea
Scary and amazing, leading to the world of the unconscious: exhibition of masks
Italy hinders introduction of new sanctions against Russia
Incidence of tuberculosis in Crimea is higher than in Russia
Umerov received 2 examination results from FSB
Putin feared to see NATO ships in Sevastopol
Russia refused to return control of Debaltsevo to Ukraine
Ships of Russian Navy are heading to Scotland
Collection of unique documents on Crimea presented in Kiev
Anti-terrorist exercises launched in Krasnogvardeiskoe
Sanctions against RF for annexation of Crimea may increase