Donetsk CVU appeals to journalists

The Donetsk Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine has issued an official appeal to journalists and the media following the latest example of entirely erroneous information supposedly emanating from the CVU | detail

Visits 721

Campaign in the Crimea is becoming criminal

Andriy Krisko, Head of the Crimean Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine [CVU] has expressed grave concern over the increasingly wide-scale use of illegal activities during the election campaign in the Crimea | detail

Visits 823

Police search of popular Kherson region parliamentary candidate

Fedir Nehoy is the General Director of the market, and is considered by analysts to be in the first three candidates for No. 186 electoral district along with Zhuravko from the Party of the Regions and Kateryna Samoilyk from the Communist Party | detail

Visits 651

Disturbingly misleading monitoring from the State Broadcasting Committee

NGOs have reacted with concern at an attempt to use highly original monitoring by the State Committee on TV and Radio Broadcasting to manipulate public opinion in Ukraine and abroad | detail

Visits 1753

Public opinion monitors sued

The Sociological Association of Ukraine has issued a statement over the law suit lodged against sociological services. | detail

Visits 628

Court of Appeal reinstates issue of Luhansk paper “Our Choice”

The Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeal has overturned the ruling of the Leninsky District Court in Luhansk which had ordered issue of Nash Vybir – Our Choice suspended until after the elections | detail

Visits 785

Leaders in (ab)use of administrative resources identified

OPORA has drawn up a list of heads of regional administrations rated from the point of view of how they are using administrative resource to influence the elections. | detail

Visits 816

Most covert political advertising in September about Azarov and Tihipko

According to the monitoring carried out by the Institute for Mass Information, 11% of the material in the printed press was political “dzhynsa” [commissioned material presented as “news”] | detail

Visits 996

Brazen efforts at creating malleable electoral commissions

Roman Yakel gives more worrying details of efforts by those in power to fiddle the makeup of precinct electoral commissions and / or set the scene for declaring void inconvenient results. | detail

Visits 926

On the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine

In a joint statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner Štefan Füle concern is expressed over lack of political pluralism on television and of transparency of the activities of the Central Election Commission | detail

Visits 782

Police block streets for removal of anti-Regions Party candidate leaflets

In Rozdilna (Odessa region), several blocks were cordoned off by police while municipal workers pulled down leaflets with information against a parliamentary candidate from the Party of the Regions, Oleksandr Presman | detail

Visits 892

Kharkiv court bans opposition rally in city centre

The Kharkiv District Administrative Court has allowed an application from the Kharkiv City Council and prohibited one of the leaders of the United Opposition from meeting with voters on Freedom Square on 15 October. | detail

Visits 987

OPORA: CCTV at polling stations a mark of façade democracy

While President Yanukovych asserts that video cameras at polling stations will prove that the coming elections are transparent and elections, analysts and opposition members say that they create pretence while avoiding the real sources of rigging | detail

Visits 1324

ENEMO criticizes lack of transparency in Ukrainian elections

The Observation Mission for the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations has expressed concern over the non-transparent work of district electoral commissions and a large number of changes of members of precinct electoral commissions. | detail

Visits 886

OPORA slams lack of transparency on candidate expenses

Monitoring suggests that neither candidates nor parties are upfront about the sources and amounts of their funding, making illicit forms of influence on the election outcome worryingly easy to achieve | detail

Visits 948

Fake CVU leaflets used to spread defamatory information

Another case of fake leaflets has been reported, this time in the Kakhovska single-mandate electoral district No. 185 with the material purporting to be from the Committee of Voters of Ukraine | detail

Visits 873

Mass withdrawal of supposed candidates

Analysts note that some of the candidates are withdrawing because they have powerful rivals, some because they were technical candidates who have already served their purpose. | detail

Visits 791

More electoral commission shenanigans

The CEC has appointed (and for the second time) a person to an electoral commission as representing the Union of Anarchists who in 2010 led an electoral commission representing Viktor Yanukovych. | detail

Visits 852

Mailis Reps: The problem must be resolved

In an interview given to the newspaper by Mailis Reps, the Co-Rapporteur on Ukraine spoke of the politically motivated cases against members of the opposition, the yet to be kept commitment to resolve the situation given by President Yanukovych, concerns about the elections and more. | detail

Visits 1274

Criminal investigation into attack on Tetyana Chornovol

The Lviv Regional Police have announced that a criminal investigation has been initiated into the violence against journalist and parliamentary candidate Tetyana Chornovol | detail

Visits 833

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