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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
23.03.2020

Osman Arifmemetov, Crimean Solidarity journalist imprisoned for his words in Russian-occupied Crimea

Arifmemetov reacted to the mounting number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea by reporting on repression and helping its victims. Then the FSB came for him | detail

Visits 731
27.02.2020

Who is behind the campaign to discredit Maidan and turn its victims into perpetrators?

Two major media watchdogs have published studies of a campaign underway in Ukraine to discredit the Revolution of Dignity (the Euromaidan protests) and to push a narrative on Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas which closely follows the Kremlin’s | detail

Visits 2239
25.02.2020

Journalists face criminal charges for probing Ukraine police head’s unexplained assets

Criminal proceedings were initiated on 13 February, after Bihus.info journalists took photographs of what they believe to be an undeclared and very expensive vehicle belonging to the First Deputy Head of the National Police, Yevhen Koval | detail

Visits 1132
12.02.2020

Ukraine warned that abandoning Crimean Tatar TV ATR means giving up Crimea to Russia

For the second time in months, TV ATR, the only Crimean Tatar channel in the world and one of the few sources of truthful information about Crimea, is on the brink of closure because the Ukrainian authorities have blocked funding | detail

Visits 1648
03.02.2020

Sheremet Murder: Lack of sufficient evidence admitted after suspects all but declared guilty

Less than two months after a high-profile press briefing at which it was claimed that the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet had been ‘solved’, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka has acknowledged that they do not have the evidence to send the case to court | detail

Visits 1199
24.01.2020

Ukraine proposes to fight ‘disinformation’ using dangerously undemocratic methods

The proposed bill on fighting disinformation, put forward by Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, has elicited critical responses from media experts who say it envisages a dangerous level of interference in journalist activities and gives huge scope for restrictions of fundamental freedom | detail

Visits 1563
23.01.2020

Crimean Tatar TV ATR on brink of closing because Ukraine cuts funding

The only Crimean Tatar TV channel in the world is facing a new threat to its existence, this time posed not by the Russian occupiers of Crimea, but by the Ukrainian authorities | detail

Visits 1627
20.01.2020

Ukraine axes English & Crimean Tatar TV to launch risky Russian channel for occupied Donbas and Crimea

While few would dispute the need for Ukraine’s voice to counter the mass Russian and pro-Russian propaganda in occupied territory, there are doubts about how this is being done, and also whether it was really necessary to axe the valuable service provided by UATV | detail

Visits 1738
20.01.2020

Ukrainian journalist banned from Russian-occupied Crimea for reporting on repression

Taras Ibragimov has been prohibited from entering occupied Crimea and Russia for an incredible 34 years, which is how the Russian FSB treat Ukrainian journalists who write about Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian victims of persecution under Russian occupation | detail

Visits 1602
14.01.2020

Crimean Solidarity activist detained twice and prevented from leaving occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity activist Gulsum Alieva was detained twice on 13 January and held imprisoned for over 8 hours on a grotesque pretext, based on the political persecution she has herself faced | detail

Visits 1257
14.01.2020

Suspected killer of Maidan activist and journalist released from custody

Vadim Melnyk, who is accused of organizing the savage killing of Cherkasy journalist and Maidan activist Vasyl Serhiyenko has been released under house arrest, despite well-founded opposition from the prosecutor | detail

Visits 905
13.01.2020

Ukraine will be in direct violation of international law if it extradites Kazakh opposition journalist Zhanara Akhmet

Almost three years after journalist and opposition activist Zhanara Akhmet (or Akhmetova) fled to Ukraine, with her small son, she is in danger of extradition, despite clear grounds for believing she will face political persecution if forcibly returned to Kazakhstan | detail

Visits 1328
13.01.2020

Blogger spent 2 years in captivity for calling Russian-controlled Donbas occupied territory & writing the truth about MH17

Oleh Halaziuk, one of the two Ukrainian bloggers released in the prisoner exchange on 29 December 2019, has given details of his imprisonment in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ | detail

Visits 3077
03.01.2020

ECHR accepts Lithuania’s right to expel Russian propagandists as threat to national security

The decision, which is final, is of importance for Ukraine and all countries who have been accused of restricting freedom of expression by taking measures against aggressive Russian propagandists | detail

Visits 4234
23.12.2019

Ukrainian blogger to be deported from occupied Crimea after criticizing Putin and Russian annexation

A Russian-controlled court in Yalta has ordered the deportation of blogger Yevhen Haivoronsky from occupied Crimea. The move came just hours after police officers detained Haivoronsky and removed his Russian passport, and less than a month after the same ‘court’ fined him for a Facebook post critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin | detail

Visits 1697
13.12.2019

Vital questions remain unanswered after Donbas volunteers arrested for murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet

While the police assert that they have solved the murder of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues from Ukrainska Pravda have set out fundamental questions that remain unanswered. Others have positively asserted that this is an attack on defenders of Ukraine | detail

Visits 1277
05.12.2019

Foreign Agents as new ‘enemies of the people’ in Russia and occupied Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill making it possible to brand virtually any journalist, blogger or civic activist a ‘foreign agent’, and MPs are pushing through a further law that will impose crippling fines or even imprisonment for failure to insert the label on any material they make public | detail

Visits 919
26.11.2019

Ukrainian journalist in Russian-occupied Crimea fined for negative Facebook post about Putin

A Russian-controlled Crimean court has found Ukrainian blogger Yevhen Haivoronsky (Evgeny Gaivoronskyi) guilty of ‘petty hooliganism’ over a Facebook post on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday (7 October). | detail

Visits 3209
14.11.2019

Freed Ukrainian journalist: Criticize those in power in Crimea, and you’ll end up behind bars

Crimean journalist Alexei Nazimov has been released after spending over three years in prison on fabricated charges | detail

Visits 953
08.11.2019

OSCE Media Rep collaborates with Russia on propaganda event in Moscow

An OSCE conference has taken place in Moscow and been very widely covered by Russian state-controlled media. This is hardly surprising, given the clear propaganda benefit for Russia from the event on 6 November, initiated by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media | detail

Visits 2869
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