How To Project A Fringe Website Onto ’American Media’
As much as it dismisses the West, Russian media sometimes appears obsessed with Western coverage of the issues that affect Russia -- particularly when that coverage even peripherally supports Moscow’s message
Luhansk editor and son hospitalized after being abducted by militants
The editor of the Serditaya newspaper which has been critical of the militants and Moscow’s behaviour and his son were held by the terrorists for around 5 hours
Stop Censorship’s New Agenda for a New Administration
Stop Censorship has put forward a list of key priorities for the new president including the need for accountability, real public broadcasting, the abolition of the Morality Commission and major reform of the National Broadcasting Commission
Crimean police terrorise elderly mother of independent journalist
Ruslan Yugosh, one of the founders of the website Sobytiya Kryma says that his 73-year-old mother has been ’summonsed’ for questioning and placed under psychological pressure because of his work as a journalist.
Crimean Tatar Mejlis newspaper accused of ‘extremism’
The Chief Editor of Avdet, the newspaper of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has received a formal warning over something that the occupation regime’s prosecutor calls ‘propaganda of extremism’ but that appears to involve correctly using terms like annexation for Russia’s occupation of the Crimea
Kremlin-backed militants force more Ukrainian channels off air
A local operator has been forced by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic to switch off four Ukrainian channels. Others have also removed a number of channels while pretending this is due to technical difficulties
Terrorists force Donbas newspapers to suspend publication
One of the largest newspapers in the Donbas region, Donbas, as well as the paper Vecherny Donbas, have suspended publication rather than comply with the illegal demands of the Kremlin-backed militants
Latvian media watchdog fines Russian TV channel for biased reporting on Ukraine
The news features presented the point of view only of people who regard EuroMaidan as illegal; tried to justify the Russian invasion (of the Crimea on Feb 27) and called the new leadership of Ukraine criminals
Armed militants carry out attacks on Donetsk media (updated)
Militants armed with machine guns have burst into the offices of the newspapers Donbas and Vecherny Donbas, abducted the chief editors and are preventing the staff from working
Militants ‘purge’ Internet in Severodonetsk
Alexei Svyetikov, head of the Luhansk Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine [CVU] and editor of the Internet site ‘Today in Severodonetsk’ has been driven into exile.
Journalists’ rights most infringed in Crimea and Donetsk region
Monitoring carried out by the Institute for Mass Information from May 17 to 23 found the largest number of infringements under the category ‘physical aggression’, with 18 cases recorded
Osman Pashaev leaves Crimea
The founder of the Crimean Internet channel CrimeanOpenCh has left the Crimea following his abduction by so-called ‘self-defence’ vigilantes who subjected him to beating over four hours then handed him over to the FSB and section for fighting ‘extremism’.
Crimean Tatar journalist detained after remembrance gathering in Simferopol (updated)
Media reports say that Osman Pashaev, founder of the Crimean Internet channel CrimeanOpenCh, and other journalists detained after the remembrance meeting in Simferopol have been released,
Ukrainian film producer facing Russian ‘terrorism’ charges
Filmmakers have come out in defence of Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film producer and EuroMaidan activist who, as reported, was arrested in Simferopol on May 11 and is understood to be accused of .planning a terrorist act’.
Luhansk Internet stie suspends work after threats to journalists
The website of the newspaper My City Severodonetsk in the Luhansk oblast has received information regarding planned abductions of its journalists. For obvious reasons given recent events it is taking the threat very seriously
Odessa journalist beaten, his flat set alight for anti-Putin stand
Kotovsk [Odessa oblast] journalist and blogger Oleksandr Yaroshenko [who writes under the pseudonym Serhiy Levitanenko] has come under attack before but this time the assailants meant business.
Russian FSB detains Ukrainian film producer in Simferopol
Ukraine’s National Union of Cinematographers has reported that in the early hours of May 11 Russia’s Federal Security Service detained Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film producer and EuroMaidan activist
Pro-Russian activists attack journalists in Kharkiv
Two Radio Svoboda journalists filming the protest near the Kharkiv regional administration building were set upon and beaten by pro-Russian activists on Thursday. Although the police intervened to protect them, nobody was detained
Pro-Russian thugs beat up Ukrainian unity demonstrators – except on Russian TV
Ukrainian and western media sources are unanimous in reporting that “pro-Russian separatists attacked a rally in support of Ukrainian unity” in Donetsk on Monday and seriously injured a number of the rally participants. The pro-Kremlin channel Life News presents an entirely different story