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Crimean Tatar TV Channel for Children Receives State Funding

May 5 – The Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine reported on its website that the Crimean Tatar children’s TV channel “Lyale” will receive funding from the state budget.

According to a letter from the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting, “Lyale” is the only children’s channel that broadcasts in Crimean Tatar language to the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The channel was awarded three million hryvnia (US$107,140) to create content in Crimean Tatar language (and potentially in other languages) for children .

Oleksiy Reznikov, Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, said at a briefing on May 5 that the state budget has currently a total of 50 million hryvnia (US$1,785,714) to fund broadcasting into the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

More on the website of the Institute of Mass Information in Ukrainian.

Photo: Lyale