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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

UHHRU Statement regarding Censorship at UNIAN

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is concerned over the encroachment on freedom of speech at the website of the UNIAN information agency

Journalists express support for beleaguered UNIAN colleagues

Journalist and media organizations have agreed to support the editors of the UNIAN information agency who have spoken out against censorship by management and call on Ukrainian and international NGOs to give attention to the situation

Journalist Union warns of likely new attempt to criminalize libel

Oleh Nalyvaiko, Head of Ukraine’s National Union of Journalists says that they have received information that after the elections the old makeup of the Verkhovna Rada will make a second attempt to vote through amendments to the Criminal Code criminalizing libel.

TVi film crew beaten off by police at election commission

Mykola Knyazhytsky says that at the moment nobody is being admitted to the room where the district election commission [DEC] is meeting – neither journalists nor candidates. In contrast, the police are in the premises all the time and are present during the commission meetings.

Finding common cause from first online journalist murder

02.11.12 | Frank Smyth | cpj.org
The first murder of an online journalist 12 years ago should alarm all reporters everywhere. And the threat of retaliation for critical work, the possibility of violence, and the likelihood of impunity should bring journalists of all kinds together, whether or not they work online

UNIAN editors give examples of censorship, taboo subjects and more

01.11.12 | imi.org.ua
Six editors from the UNIAN website have addressed an open letter to the UNIAN General Director in which they give examples of censorship, taboo subjects and also concealed advertising on behalf of the leader of the Communist Party and one other parliamentary candidate.

UNIAN editors accuse General Director of censorship

Five editors of the UNIAN website have accused General Director Vadim Osadchy of censorship after an article about a picket outside the President’s Administration was removed, and two editors fined

Moment of truth for freedom of information, concern on eve of elections

26.10.12 | en.rsf.org
Reporters without Borders has urged the UN Human Rights Council to remind Ukraine to respect its international obligations and says that respect for freedom of information has worsened to such as degree that the country is now at a turning point.