The collective of the UNIAN agency is pressed by the Presidents team.
The agency got under a strong pressure connected with its independent information activities, and the collective relates this with the appointment a week ago of the new head of information service, who represents the interests of Presidents administration.
Ukraine got the 112th place in the rating by the level of the freedom of speech.
The international organization „Reporters without frontiers“ made public the list consisting of 139 countries with their rating by the level of the freedom of speech. Ukraine is on the 112th position, Russia – on 121st, Belarus – on 124th.
Board of the communist party cut off in Krivoy Rog
The events, which are occurring these days in Krivoy Rog, shows, it seems, that the communist party joined the opposition. The board for placing the communist press was dismounted by the order of the mayor. Poltava journalist L. Kucherenko vs. state officials. Ludmila Kucherenko, the editor-in-chief of the Poltava newspaper „Novy den“, turned to the oblast prosecutors office with the request to start a criminal case against state officials for impeding her legal journalistic activities. The Poltava town council impeded her activities by the refusal to give her the requested information about the town mayor.
Ukrainian language disappeared from the FM-air of Odessa
The National Council in charge of TV and radio broadcasting of Ukraine deprived the Ukrainian-language Odessa oblast state radio company "Radio na Troitskiy" of the license.
The Crimean authorities press on the local mass media
The hard situation with the freedom of speech established in the Crimea, informed the local Committee for monitoring the freedom of the press.
Journalism is a dangerous profession
The Ukrainian center of economic and political research conducted a poll devoted to the problems of mass media.
„Juridical clinics“ for legal training of students
"Juridical clinics" as the main element of practical system of preparing specialists in the branch of jurisprudence: goals, problems and legal grounds.
A new report of „Freedom House“: the situation with the freedom of speech in Ukraine deteriorated
The freedom of speech? Do not touch!
We must confirm that the nearer is the election, the dirtier are the methods used by the power to get rid of those independent mass media, which do not say the white seeing the black. This is the problem of the freedom of speech in the Poltava oblast that was debated at the consecutive press conference of the Poltava media club.
Bukovina journalists vs. the oblast information directorate
The editors-in-chief of four leading Bukovina newspapers Chas, Molodiy Bukovinets, Doba and Chernovtsy are going to hand a claim against the oblast directorate in charge of the press and information of the Chernovtsy oblast administration and against its head for libel and offence of business reputation of the their editions.
Militia learned about the attack at a journalist from mass media
Journalist Lidia Milchevska, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Za sotsialny zakhyst, was beaten by strangers. She did not tun to militia since a couple of years ago she already tried to do this in a similar situation, but militia did not help. This is a typical example of how the population trust in law-enforcing organs.
Another journalist beaten
Guards of the chemical plant AZOT tried to get rid of Valeriy Vorotnik, a journalist of the Cherkassy independent newspaper Antenna, by beating him and breaking his camera. By the way, the civil guards presented themselves as USS officers. V. Vorotnik turned to the prosecutors office with the demand to start the criminal case.
A private TV company closed in Simferopol.
The TV company ITB was closed in Simferopol for the alleged anti-state propaganda and subversion of public morals.
Lugansk journalists stopped the hunger strike.
Journalists of the Lugansk TV company Efir-1 declared that they would stop their hunger strike, which had lasted for 53 days.
Ukraine is blacklisted by Reporters without frontiers for the second time on end.
For the second time Ukraine is mentioned in the report of Reporters without frontiers in the list of seven European countries, where journalists were murdered in 2001. The article presents a survey of the report of Reporters without frontiers.
A journalist was driven out of a conference.
Under an absurd pretext a journalist was bodily thrown from the conference of heads of village councils and agricultural enterprises by the order of the head of the district administration.