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Gongadze Case: Court should call back a number of witnesses

17.09.12 | www.unian.ua
Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze, widow of the murdered journalist, is asking the court to bring back for further questioning a number of prosecution witnesses in the Pukach trial

Stop Censorship wants to identify the guard who used force against journalists

Stop Censorship is looking for the person who on 3 September during the address by President Yanukovych to the World Newspaper Congress ripped placards calling for freedom of speech from the hands of Ukrainian journalists and used force against them

Broadcasting Council promises to check why TVi is being cut off AFTER the elections

The Head of the Broadcasting Council claims that no checks are possible during the election period. Most observers both within Ukraine and abroad believe the present actions against TVi are aimed at silencing its critical voice as the elections approach

TVi: Tax authorities looking for a pretext for a new check

In a statement issued on Thursday, TVi accused the tax authorities of choosing a path which would enable them to ignore the current ban on scheduled checks of the media and carry out another check.

Poroshenko apparently cancels sanctions against TVi

According to Mykola Knyzhytsky, TVi General Director, the Minister of the Economy, Petro Poroshenko has cancelled the sanctions announced on Wednesday against the beleaguered independent TV channel TVi.

TVi loses appeal over tax case

On 12 September the independent television channel lost its appeal against the results of the check carried out by the State Tax Administration. The Administrative Court of Appeal thus revoked the ruling of the first instance court which had been in TVi’s favour

TVi prohibited from contracting foreign agreements without official permission

This latest move against effectively the only independent TV channel in Ukraine is over a supposed debt of 2 thousand USD which Mustafa Nayem, one of the TVi presenters, says has long been paid

Reporters Without Borders creates mirror sites to fight censorship

13.09.12 | en.rsf.org
So that independent news websites that are targeted by cyber-attacks and government blocking can continue posting information online, Reporters Without Borders is going to start mirroring sites

Cleansing of the media space continues

12.09.12 | dif.org.ua
The Democratic Initiatives Foundation believes there is little doubt that the actions against TVi by cable operators are prompted by pressure from the authorities trying to deprive Ukrainian TV viewers access to objective and balanced information on the eve of the parliamentary elections.

TVi disappears in yet another city

Mykola Knyazhytsky, Director General of the independent TV channel TVi has reported that in the city of Kostyantynivka in the Donetsk oblast TVi has been removed from the cable network.

Lutsk tax inspectors threaten newspaper with tax check

Despite the ban on checks during the election campaign, the tax police have demanded documents to verify expenses from the Lutsk newspaper “Khronikla Lyubarta” and threatened to carry out an unscheduled check in the editorial offices of the newspaper.

Electoral Foul

10.09.12 | Halya Coynash
Measures which remove access to TVi’s hard-hitting coverage of events in the country are so clearly aimed at limiting voters’ ability to make an informed judgement in the October parliamentary elections that unequivocal response from all those following these elections is needed now

Independent TV station under increasing threat

10.09.12 | en.rsf.org
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern at the constant harassment of the privately-owned national television station TVi. Despite the dropping of tax evasion charges against its chief executive, the station is under greater threat than ever.

Ukrainians defy court bans to defend TVi

Around 5 thousand people gathered in Kyiv on Saturday to show their support for the increasingly beleaguered independent TV channel TVi. There were similar rallies in Kharkiv and other cities.

Defend Freedom of Speech!

08.09.12 | 1-12.org.ua
The First December Initiative expresses their “deep concern over a sharp reduction in freedom of speech in Ukraine and the unprecedented pressure on the TV channel TVi.

Ukraine’s freedom of speech rating without distortion

Oksana Romanyuk, representative of Reporters without Borders in Ukraine is dismissive of claims by Denis Ivanescu from the President’s Administration that the movement Stop Censorship is ignoring a supposed improvement in the situation with freedom of speech in Ukraine

Stop Censorship hopes for WAN-IFRA help against aggressive security guards

The civic movement Stop Censorship has addressed a letter to the President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers over attempts by security guards to wrench placards from journalists staging an entirely peaceful protest

President’s guards try to stop peaceful protest by journalists

During the peaceful protest staged by around 15 journalists during President Yanukovych’s address to the World Newspaper Congress in Kyiv, presidential guards manhandled two of the protesters

Iryna Bekeshkina: TV channels remain undisputed leaders in terms of influence

The Head of the Democratic Initiatives Foundations says that Ukraine’s TV viewers are influenced by TV channels under the control of the authorities, this therefore influencing the results of the election and state policy.

Stop the Destruction of Freedom of Speech in Ukraine!

The following is an appeal open for endorsement to members of the international community, especially journalists presently in Kyiv. It is also a demand to the Ukrainian authorities to stop the systematic destruction of the independent TV channel TVi