Criticism of Čeferin silenced again

A Slovenian TV show that included criticism of UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin was once again blocked on YouTube. While UEFA says that they had nothing to do with the blocking, YouTube tells Josimar it was UEFA who initiated it. By Pål Ødegård As earlier reported by Josimar, two weeks ago the Slovenian TV show VV Faktor, a blend between a documentary and panel debate, was blocked on YouTube. Viewers of the online video channel were met with a message that UEFA had blocked it for copyright violations. UEFA never answered questions from Josimar on why exactly they had blocked the show, which contained a few seconds of the Slovenian national team’s World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania. TV3, the channel running VV Faktor, claimed they had the right to show the footage, as they have an agreement with the Slovenian national broadcaster, who have the rights to show the matches of the national team. TV3 believed the reason for getting blocked did not have anything to do with copyright violations, but rather that the programme included criticism of UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin. Last week, VV Faktor ran another of their weekly shows. This time it was dedicated to what the hosts regarded as censorship from UEFA, along with Čeferin’s short cuts to power as president of the Slovenian federation back in 2011, something Josimar reported last year as he was elected UEFA president. But, again, if you wanted to watch the show on YouTube (it was aired on Slovenian TV the night before it was published on YouTube), a message appeared telling viewers it had been blocked by UEFA due to copyright infringement. UEFA’s feeble response This time UEFA answered Josimar’s questions. Or sort of. We asked UEFA the following questions: 1. Last...

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