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Reporters without borders organises 24-hour online demo against Internet censorship

Help to combat online censorship by taking part. Everyone is invited to connect to the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org) between 11 a.m. on 7 November and 11 a.m. on 8 November.

Level of confidence in the Ukrainian media rising, albeit modestly

In comparison with analogous figures received a month ago, the number of respondents who trust the Ukrainian media has risen by 5 percent, while the number of those who trust the Russian media has fallen by almost 5%.

Pentagon to monitor the Internet

31.10.06 | www.rbc.ua
The main efforts of the new department will be aimed at fighting “inaccurate” coverage of events in the media. According to the statement from the US Defense Department, particular attention will be paid to the Internet and Internet-blogs.

Media Trade Union steps up support for journalists in the regions

30.10.06 | www.imi.org.ua
Increased activity in the regions will include helping to create small trade union offices which journalists can approach for assistance and reaching agreements with local law clinics on providing legal help to journalists in difficult situations

Public Council on Freedom of Speech and Information restarted

Among the priorities for the Public Council’s work the following were highlighted: public broadcasting; privatization of the press; an improvement in the laws “On advertising” and “On television and radio broadcasting”.

Call to Bloggers to stand up for freedom ahead of world meeting on future of Internet

27.10.06 | web.amnesty.org
We pass on an Amnesty International appeal to all those concerned about freedom of expression on the Internet

Giving the lie to lies

26.10.06 | Halya Coynash
Over the last 6 weeks the journalist initiative “It’s better not to lie” has been proving its message with imagination and persuasive power.

New television figure with a mixed background joins “It’s better not to lie”

26.10.06 | www.imi.org.ua
STB’s Oleksiy Mustafin will run classes on the techniques for putting pressure on journalists and the methods for countering them. His experience on the side of the censors in 2004 can now be used in the fight against it, the journalist initiative is convinced.

Exactly 2 years ago Channel 5 journalists spoke out in protest over suppression of freedom of speech

25.10.06 | www.5tv.com.ua
This was the beginning of a new page in Ukrainian journalism and of the “journalist revolution” which most of our colleagues throughout Ukraine joined.

Ukraine not trailing in press freedom, but hardly dazzling either

24.10.06 | www.unian.net
Ukraine holds 105th place out of 168 countries according to the Reporters without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index. Of other CIS countries Russia is in 147th, Belarus 151st, Uzbekistan - 155th, while Turkmenistan is labelled one of the three worst violators of free expression (in 167th place)

Kharkiv journalists to argue over their jobs and press freedom in court

20.10.06 | www.imi.org.ua
A representative claims that the journalists have been experiencing pressure and the owner owner has for several months been ignoring their calls to sign principles on editorial policy and a labour contract

Journalists’ lack of legal awareness is hindering the development of the Ukrainian media

On 11 October, as part of the Second Kyiv International Media Forum, a roundtable was held on “How legal problems are impeding the democratic development of the Ukrainian mass media”.

Second court hearing in the Taras Zelenyak Case (updated)

06.10.06 | Yevhen Zakharov
Grave procedural irregularities join the ever increasing list of highly dubious elements in this case

Second court hearing in the Taras Zelenyak Case

05.10.06 | Yevhen Zakharov
Despite the provider’s complaint to the FSB having supposedly prompted this case, the provider’s representative was unable to give any testimony about the content of Zelenyak’s communications


04.10.06 | Y. Zakharov | www.proua.com
A careful analysis of the case of the Novosibirsk man charged with inciting emnity towards Russians on a Ukrainian forum has brought to light some highly interesting details


01.10.06 | Halya Coynash
New technology and old tactics: The trial of Taras Zelenyak, a Russian national facing imprisonment for negative comments about Russians on a Ukrainian Internet forum could set a very dangerous precedent in Russia and conceivably beyond.

Ukrainian media: problems at regional level

22.09.06 | www.civicua.org
A recent meeting between journalists from different regions highlighted problems faced by journalists, including relations between the authorities and the media and access to information

Well-known Ukrainian news presenters teach future journalists about freedom of speech

22.09.06 | www.5tv.com.ua
One of the lessons in the new initiative launched last week "It’s better not to lie"

The draft law envisaging criminal liability for slander still alive and kicking

21.09.06 | www.imi.org.ua
Despite assurances by representatives of the Party of the Regions in parliament, the draft law which envisages criminal liability or community work for slander or insults has yet to be withdrawn

Only Iraq and Algiers are more dangerous for journalists than Russia

21.09.06 | www.lenta.ru
Another disturbing estimate published by the Committee to Protect Journalists is that seven of every ten reporters killed were writing material in which the actions of the authorities were subjected to harsh criticism