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16.06.2015

Protest over bill that could silence investigations into military corruption

A new bill proposing criminal liability for something fuzzily referred to as “information support for terrorism” has been roundly condemned by the Stop Censorship movement and Ukraine’s most prominent media organizations | детальніше

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12.06.2015

Special Zombie Status? Kremlin-backed ’republics’ block all independent media

Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas have taken another step to prevent Ukrainians in militant-controlled areas from learning about Russian military involvement in the war in Donbas, criminal dealings by rival militant gangs, etc. The blanket censorship coincides with their demand for ‘special status’ as integral parts of Ukraine | детальніше

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11.06.2015

Ukraine dissolves notorious ‘Public Morality Commission’

The Cabinet of Ministers has at long last issued a decision envisaging the dissolution within 5 months of Ukraine’s anachronistic commission on ‘protecting public morality’. It is a welcome move but one that should have gone further since the dangerously vague law which the Commission was created to police remains intact. | детальніше

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08.06.2015

Ukraine’s Old and New Enemies of the Press

There are old names in the newly published list of this year’s Enemies of the Press, as well as poignantly appropriate new categories to cover the grave threats to press freedom in Russian-occupied Crimea and in the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’. | детальніше

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05.06.2015

United in Homophobic Bigotry: Right Sector echoes Russian anti-LGBT line

On the eve of a planned Equality March through Kyiv, the leader and other members of the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist Right Sector party have come out with anti-LGBT and anti-western statements identical to those regularly churned out by their ideological opponents in Russia | детальніше

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16.05.2015

President signs dangerously flawed ‘decommunization’ laws

President Poroshenko has signed highly contentious laws one of which effectively criminalizes public expression of views held by many Ukrainians. The assurance given that a bill will be tabled to rectify some of the problems appears to refer to only one of the laws and begs the question of why faulty laws should be signed into law before being corrected | детальніше

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15.05.2015

Concern over SBU searches and interrogation of Odesa journalists

Searches and interrogations were carried out on Thursday of journalists from the Odesa-based anti-government Internet publication Timer, including the Chief Editor, Yury Tkachov. The SBU appears to have launched a criminal investigation over alleged separatism | детальніше

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05.05.2015

"Decommunization" Laws: Deeply Divisive and Destined for Strasbourg

If the President signs into force the “decommunization” laws, European Court of Human Rights judgements against Ukraine will be only a matter of time. The message given to a significant percentage of Ukrainians, especially in Donbas, will be that their views are not respected and must be changed. | детальніше

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05.05.2015

Crimean “Patriots” called on to denounce opponents of annexation to FSB

Leaflets circulated in Simferopol are calling on “citizens of Russia” to report people who opposed annexation or who took part in the Crimean EuroMaidan to the FSB. While maybe not initiated by the FSB, the leaflets are quite in line with recent efforts to find ‘victims’ so as to prosecute opponents of annexation. | детальніше

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05.05.2015

Well-known Crimean blogger summoned for interrogation

Ukrainian blogger and civic activist Liza Bohutska who was driven from her home in Crimea last September after a major search and hours of interrogation has been summoned by the FSB for questioning at the ‘Centre for Countering Extremism’ in Russian-occupied Crimea | детальніше

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03.05.2015

Analysis of the Law on Prohibiting Communist Symbols

Volodymyr Yavorsky provides a detailed analysis of the draft Law ‘On condemning the communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes and prohibiting propaganda of their symbols’ [hereafter, the Law]. He focuses on the degree to which the said bill complies with international human rights standards and practice in democratic countries. | детальніше

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01.05.2015

CPJ: In Crimea, press freedom deteriorates at a rapid pace

The Committee to Protect Journalists has also expressed concern over the deteriorating situation with freedom of the press in Crimea since Russia’s annexation and calls on Vladimir Putin to ensure that it is reversed | детальніше

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30.04.2015

Russian-occupied Crimea joins 10 world’s worst for press freedom

In its latest report Freedom of the Press 2015, Freedom House speaks openly of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and gives Crimea under Russian occupation a damning assessment on all rights, including freedom of expression. | детальніше

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23.04.2015

Cameraman for silenced Crimean Tatar channel jailed over coverage of pre-annexation protest

The arrest of TV ATR cameraman Eskender Nebiyev is the latest in a ‘case’, breaching both Russian and international law, where the occupation regime is clearly targeting Crimean Tatars, including Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar representative assembly. | детальніше

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16.04.2015

Crimean students fined for supporting Crimean Tatar channel ATR

Two underage students in Simferopol have received heavy fines for trying to make a video clip in support of ATR, a day before the only Crimean Tatar TV channel in the world was forced off air | детальніше

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13.04.2015

Parliament ignores public opinion on Ukraine’s history. Will the President?

Ukrainians are divided in how they view their country’s history. This is confirmed by surveys, but has just been ignored by Ukraine’s parliament which decided it knows how the country’s history should be viewed. If the President does not veto laws just passed, it will become illegal to express other views on certain aspects of Ukraine’s recent history. | детальніше

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13.04.2015

Crimean counter-extremism police search home of ex-ATR cameraman

On April 11 Amet Umerov, former cameraman for the recently silenced Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR was subjected to a search and questioning by officials from the Crimean Centre for Countering Extremism, with this apparently prompted by posts on the social network VKontakte | детальніше

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12.04.2015

Stop Repression in Crimea!

The Ukrainian Center of the International PEN strongly protests against the rising tide of political repression in the Russian-annexed Crimea that encroaches upon basic rights and freedoms including those of speech, opinion, and access to information. | детальніше

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10.04.2015

FSB detain another Crimean journalist

Tatyana Guchakova, former deputy chief editor of Black Sea News has been taken away by FSB officers in Yalta after a 10-hour search of her home | детальніше

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09.04.2015

Crimean journalist interrogated in ominous ‘call to separatism’ prosecution

Fears that a new law brought in shortly after Russia’s annexation of Crimea would be used against journalists are proving well-founded. Former Centre for Investigative Journalism editor Anna Shaidurova was interrogated for 3 hours on Wednesday in supposed connection with a criminal case brought against journalist Anna Andriyevska over an article about volunteers helping the Krym Battalion in Donbas. | детальніше

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