Freedom of Speech

22.02.2019Who’s pressuring freedom of press in Ukraine

By Ukrainian and international law, journalists are allowed to protect the names of their sources unless there’s a justified need for their disclosure. A court in Kyiv seemed to think that there was such a need when they ruled investigative journalist Ivan Verstyuk, … read more

29.12.2018Russian Newspaper Publishes New Year’s Messages From Jailed Activists

Oleg Sentsov
Imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, a Crimean native who opposed Russia’s 2014 takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula, has written in a letter to the Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta newspaper that he is not “going to give in.” … read more

20.12.2018Number of journalists deliberately killed nearly doubles in 2018: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of journalists killed around the world in reprisal for their work nearly doubled in 2018 to at least 34 people, … read more

14.12.2018Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

Elana Beiser, Commitee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, … read more

14.12.2018Journalists, Activists Urge Ukraine Separatists To Release Detained Reporter

Stanislav Aseyev
More than 20 journalists and human rights activists have called for the immediate release of Ukrainian blogger Stanislav Aseyev, who has been held for more than 18 months by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. … read more

11.12.2018Russian state TV caught using fake ‘disillusioned Ukrainian Maidan activist’

Halya Coynash

Belarusian Vitaly Yurchenko appeared on Russian TV as a Ukrainian from Kryvyy Rih. Photo: (RFE/RL)
Russia’s Pyervy Kanal [Channel 1] marked the anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity [Euromaidan] on 21 November with a program aimed at proving that Euromaidan had brought only hardship and suffering to Ukraine, … read more

25.11.2018Russia bans Ukrainian journalist reporting on political prisoners from occupied Crimea

Halya Coynash

Alyona Savchuk (left) with wives of political prisoners. Photo: Anton Naumlyuk
Russia’s FSB has banned Alyona Savchuk from entering occupied Crimea for 10 years, … read more

25.11.2018Russia Undermines Freedom Of Expression ‘Both Domestically And Abroad,’ U.S. Says

Memorial has recognized Zhalaudi Geriyev as a political prisoner and Human Rights Watch has said he was being “punished” for his work as a journalist. … read more

30.10.2018Russian disinformation on Facebook targeted Ukraine well before the 2016 U.S. election

Dana Priest, James Jacoby and Anya Bourg | Frontline PBS

KIEV, Ukraine — In the spring of 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was desperate for Mark Zuckerberg’s help. … read more

16.10.2018Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem

Josh Cohen

National Militia’s march in Kyiv, January 28, 2018. Photo: National Militia’s official website.
As Ukraine’s struggle against Russia and its proxies continues, … read more

19.09.2018Russia is cracking down on minority languages – but a resistance movement is growing

Guzel Yusupova

Russia has spent the last several years aggressively advocating for the rights of Russian minorities abroad, and in particular for the “protection” of the Russian language. … read more

13.09.2018Why We Must Speak Out about Oleg Sentsov Now

Natalia Arno

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Russian forces in 2014, is on the verge of death. More than one hundred days ago, … read more