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No false notes

06.08.08 | Halya Coynash
On apparent efforts to fuel discord between different ethnic groups in the Crimean media and the techniques applied to manipulate the audience

Russian television warned not to play on the language issue

22.07.08 | www.nrada.gov.ua
The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of possible consequences for those foreign television channels which play on language issues or the subject of Russian – Ukrainian relations.

Interrogation of journalist over Yushchenko poisoning excessive

The Institute for Mass Information has expressed concern over the forced questioning of Serhiy Leshchenko, a journalist working for the Internet publication “Ukrainska Pravda” over Viktor Yushchenko;s poisoning

Artistic reconstruction: Kalashnikov should be brought to answer

On 11 July Kyiv journalists staged a re-enactment of the event two years ago when a TV STB filming crew was set upon by a group led by National Deputy from the Party of the Regions Oleh Kalashnikov

Sentences against killers of Gongadze upheld

Three former police officers will serve lengthy terms of imprisonment for carrying out the murder. As stated repeatedly, however, there is absolutely no progress in bringing those who ordered the killing to justice

Daily Telegraph apologises for false Hitler doll report

We are posting here the apology which the Daily Telegraph issued over their misleading report of 22 April. We are extremely grateful to the Press Complaints Commission for their kind assistance in resolving this dispute

PACE committee suggests lines of enquiry for bringing to justice those who ordered murder of Georgiy Gongadze

The investigation into the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze cannot be considered solved until the “instigators and organisers” are held to account in addition to the actual perpetrators of the crime

Chernovetsky was May’s record-breaker for buying news time

The amount of commissioned material The amount of paid “news” items was high in May, with all political parties and candidates in the Kyiv Mayor and City Council elections having no qualms about such methods of distorting the outcome of the voting

Police who detained media photographers to be disciplined

During the “Land of Dreams” Festival on Saturday 21 June, two photographers were detained by police officers who, it would seem, didn’t like being photographed

Interim Resolution regarding the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of Gongadze against Ukraine

Committee of Ministers expresses concern over the failure in 7 years to find and punish those who ordered the killing of Georgy Gongadze

Their hypnosis is our fear

Media journalists are calling on their colleagues to show solidarity in fighting arbitrary rule in by the courts. They believe that many journalists, especially in the regions, are not able express themselves in the first instance due to fear of law suits

Crimean journalists complain of obstruction

05.06.08 | www2.dw-world.de
According to the head of the Committee for Monitoring Press Freedom, there are many attacks or threats against journalists, and the fact that those responsible go unpunished exacerbates the situation

Freedom of Speech Commission also dubious

The National Commission for the Affirmation of Freedom of Speech is calling on the Prosecutor General to inform the public about the investigation into the Kalashnikov case

Journalists not impressed

21.05.08 | www.imi.org.ua
Ukrainian journalists have reacted immediately to the decision by the Kyiv Prosecutor to terminate the criminal investigation against Oleh Kalashnikov. We pass on their open letter which can be signed by writing to otar.tk@gmail.com

A crime mislaid?

The Kyiv Prosecutor has terminated the criminal investigation into an incident in July 2006 between an STB television camera crew and National Deputy from the Party of the Regions Oleh Kalashnikov

Battle notes

14.05.08 | Halya Coynash
The four main sites which posted inaccurate and misleading information about a Hitler doll have now removed the offending material. We repeat our call for a public apology and our intention to approach the press complaints bodies if an apology is not forthcoming

The Cost of Words

On a Hitler doll / model, apologies for spreading misleading information from the BBC and calls on other media outlets to follow suit

Chernovetsky bought the most news coverage in April

. “Virtually everything about the elections for Kyiv Mayor shown on central television channels was broadcast for money. A record was set for the largest number of paid items.”

To Deutsche Welle: Stop polluting the Internet!

Why is Deutsche Welle continuing to profoundly offend people in a country which as you are well aware has every reason to remember Nazism with pain and absolute abhorrence?

Lies leave toxic waste

07.05.08 | Halya Coynash
It is galling that you can buy the doll in one shop in Kyiv, as well as in England, the USA and other countries. However something else remains quite incomprehensible. How can you manufacture a sensation based on lies at the expense of a nation which suffered from fascists and butchers of all breeds?