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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

Statement of the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club

in connection with the systematic persecution of independent television broadcasting in Ukraine

TVi journalists turn to the Ukrainian public and international bodies

31.08.12 | www.tvi.ua
They ask for assistance in making it clear to the President and Ukrainian authorities that the present measures aimed at radically reducing access to this independent television channel and possibly forcing it into bankruptcy are an unacceptable attack on freedom of speech

Ukrainian press freedom in the spotlight

31.08.12 | www.dw.de
Despite concerns about press freedom in Ukraine, organizers of the World Newspaper Congress beginning in Kyiv, as well as Ukrainian and international participants are against a boycott.

Journalist Union opens hot line to report cases of pressure during the elections

Ukraine’s National Union of Journalists is ready to provide legal assistance to its colleagues and to draw the public’s attention to cases where journalists’ professional activities are obstructed.

Party of the Regions gets vastly more broadcasting time than opposition

During the first three weeks of the election campaign the ruling Party of the Regions was absolute leader in broadcasting coverage throughout Ukraine, with an all-out record reached in the Donetsk oblast where the ruling party had 99.3% of coverage against 0.7% for all other political parties

Glavnoye’s file server removed during police search

While police claim that they searched a bank suspected of illegal transactions, their search included a business owned by prominent opposition figure Arsen Avakov, wanted on supposed “abuse of power charges and a publication often highly critical of the authorities

Search again underway of Kharkiv publication Glavnoye

28.08.12 | glavnoe.ua
With elections not far off, the Internet publication and newspaper Glavnoye has again been subjected to a search, together with a business owned by popular opposition politician Arsen Avakov who faces prosecution on abuse of power charges if he returns to Ukraine

“Most journalists in the regions are in fact State Administration employees”

28.08.12 | imi.org.ua
Interview with Dementiy Bily, Head of the Kherson Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine regarding the situation with commissioned material in the Kherson regional media

Party of the Regions sues newspaper over administrative resource allegations

The lawyer for the website Grechka says that he is baffled as to why an economic court should be hearing this case, and why a suit so full of mistakes was accepted

TVi demands that the Prosecutor take measures against Triolan

The beleaguered independent TV channel TVi has carried out its own investigation into the activities of the cable provider Triolan and has passed the information on to the Prosecutor

Tetyana Chornovol detained after entering Mezhyhirya

On 24 August well-known journalist and parliamentary candidate Tetyana Chornovol got inside the vast estate of Mezhyhirya, President Yanukovych’s residence, after which contact was lost.

Owner of billboards critical of the government fined

The Dniprodzerzhynsk City Council has cancelled the permit issued for external advertising to the owner of the poster where an elderly lady says she decided to leave everything to her cat when her grandson voted for the Party of the Regions and others

State-run UTV-1 breaks all records for commissioned reporting

Telekritika’s regular monitoring of news programmes of national television channels has found that in the first week of July the State-owned First National TV Channel [UTV-1] earned an ignominious first with 51 news items which bore the hallmarks of commissioned reporting.

TVi accuses Broadcasting Council over removal from cable networks

16.08.12 | www.tvi.ua
TVi has been removed from air in both Donetsk and Mariupol, with this coming after the actions of the provider Triolan which deprived some 200 thousand viewers in 11 cities of access to the independent TV channel

Government must condemn killing of Volodymyr Honcharenko as crime against free expression

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Ukrainian government to publicly condemn the killing of environmental information activist, Volodymyr Honcharenko as a crime against free speech and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice via an independent and transparent process