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Prosecutor General quashes indictment against Melnychenko

Not unexpectedly, the Prosecutor General’s Office has intervened and revoked the indictment for alleged divulgence of state secrets in the criminal case against former Kuchma Guard Mykola Melnychenko and "sent it for further examination"

Express investigative journalist’s flat bugged

Taras Zozulinsky, investigative journalist for the newspaper Express is convinced that the bug is because of his journalist investigations and asks journalists to give maximum attention to the criminal investigation

Watch your words!

28.12.12 | Halya Coynash
If a defamation suit presently underway is successful, it could be a precedent of grandiose proportions with ramifications not only for journalists, but for all those political analysts intrepid enough to voice an opinion about political influences in the new government.

Freedom of Speech in Ukraine – 2012

The civic movement Stop Censorship and a number of prominent media organizations have reported that 2012 was the worst year in the last decade for violations of journalists’ rights.

Berlin Phantom Newspaper in the campaign against Tymoshenko

27.12.12 | www.dw.de
The “newspaper” whose article hammering the imprisoned former Prime Minister and opposition leader was first cited by the State-owned UKRINFORM does not, in fact, exist

SBU draws up indictment against ex-Kuchma guard Melnychenko

With Kuchma unable to be prosecuted following a Constitutional Court judgement because the Melnychenko tapes are deemed inadmissible, Melnychenko himself is charged with divulging state secrets ….

More “western experts” used for propaganda purposes

The “authoritative” western firm which supposedly called the Head of Ukraine’s National Bank Serhiy Arbuzov “the most effective banker in Eastern Europe” would appear to have gone into hiding and are not answering their phone

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone – No money, no pay

Chornobyl workers are not being paid, while the enterprises within the Exclusion Zone are not getting all the money needed for basic needs. The need for proper funding at this, of all sites, needs no explanation

Defamation suit against Committee of Voters representative

KHPG will be following the defamation suit brought by Party of the Regions MP Yuliy Ioffe against Oleksy Svyetikov and expresses concern at the possible return of unacceptable efforts to curb freedom of expression.

Nikopol journalist links grenade incident with his journalist investigations

Freelance journalist for the newspaper Nikopol City, Ruslan Solovyov believes that a grenade was hurled into his courtyard as retaliation for his attempts to investigate corrupt set ups in the city’s communal services

First they’re beaten up, then charged with “hooliganism”

Nazar Oleksevych, journalist from the newspaper Krai and member of the NGO Democratic Alliance and his father, Roman are claimed by the police to have obstructed legitimate police work. Witnesses and the men themselves say otherwise

Melnychenko sues Myroslava Gongadze’s Lawyer

The source of tapes which seem to implicate Kuchma, Lytvyn and others in the murder of Georgy Gongadze is claiming that Valentina Telychenko’s statement that he refuses to answer questions about the tapes’ authenticity is defamatory

Road Control investigative journalists brutally beaten

Road Control which monitors drivers’ rights and the traffic police asserts that the traffic police called in around 20 thugs who attacked journalists filming an illegal car impoundment site

End Impunity for violence against journalists!

26.11.12 | imi.org.ua
11 Ukrainian media organizations have issued a petition in which they list 29 cases where those who used violence against media representatives remained unpunished despite calls to the law enforcement bodies to intervene.

Apparent UNIAN response to censorship allegations

UNIAN says that it has made a number of staff changes following conflict over allegations of censorship. In fact the only change mentioned is that the Chief Editor is being moved elsewhere for the period of an internal investigation

Police beat up journalist and civic activist

In Kamyana-Buzka (Lviv oblast) traffic police officers unlawfully detained and beat Nazar Oleksevych, journalist from the newspaper Krai and member of the NGO Democratic Alliance and his father, Roman

IPI highlights troubling backslide on media freedom in Ukraine

16.11.12 | www.freemedia.at
The countries of Belarus, Hungary, Turkey and Ukraine each provide troubling examples of a backslide on media freedom issues in Europe, the International Press Institute (IPI) has stated, unveiling a “Europe Watch List” to highlight and combat that trend.

185 infringement of journalists’ rights during election campaign

15.11.12 | imi.org.ua
From 30 July to 31 October there were 185 infringements of journalists’ rights, with 115 of these directly linked with the parliamentary elections and / or with those infringing their rights being candidates or MPs.

IFJ and EFJ Condemn Censorship in UNIAN News Agency

13.11.12 | www.ifj.org
In an extraordinary act of mismanagement and abuse of power two journalists were fined 200 hryvanas each for posting an article entitled ‘Bankova Picket: Yanukovich was given a shoe with a Christmas tree’.

Police refuse to initiate criminal case over incident at World Newspaper Congress

The police claim they have been unable to identify the security guard clearly identified on video footage who used force to remove placards during an entirely peaceful protest against censorship by journalists during Yanukovych’s address