Freedom of Speech

09.07.2018What’s it like to be a journalist in occupied Donetsk? Olexiy Matsiuka shares his experience

Donetsk journalist in Kyiv speaks to Hromadske Radio’s journalist Marta Dyczok about media during war
Dyczok: Mr. Matsiuka, thank you very much for finding the time to speak to us. … читати далі

06.07.2018Sentsov considers his solo release would be a “total failure” & calls for greater attention to Kremlin’s other political prisoners

Halya Coynash

Imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has expressed enormous gratitude for all the support he is receiving, but asked that attention be given to all Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners. … читати далі

18.06.2018Against Indifference

Kateryna Botanova

There is little hope for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia during the World Cup. However, Oleg Sentsov’s hunger strike will not have been in vain if it causes people to question the platitude that ‘sport is above politics’. … читати далі

16.06.2018Hunger Strike Creates Unwanted Backdrop for Russia During World Cup

Andrew E. Kramer

MOSCOW — A praised Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia has been turning down food for a month, attracting international support and creating an unwanted backdrop for Moscow as the World Cup is underway. … читати далі

06.06.2018OSCE Media Rep gets translation wrong & condemns Ukraine for attack on journalists critical of Babchenko ‘murder’

Halya Coynash

Harlem Désir, the OSCE’s Representative on Freedom of the Media, has leaptto the defence of Ukrainian journalists supposedly accused of treason for expressing critical views.  … читати далі

30.05.2018Russia goes into propaganda drive over gunning down of Putin critic Arkady Babchenko in Kyiv

Halya Coynash

Russian Foreign Ministry and state-controlled media have begun pushing an alternative reality version of the gunning down in Kyiv of Arkady Babchenko, … читати далі

26.05.2018“Movies cannot change things, but they can change individuals”. Askold Kurov’s film on Sentsov’s imprisonment

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (Poland 2017, 75 min)
August 2015, a courtroom in Rostov. A man is peering through the bars of his cage, … читати далі

21.05.2018On the arrest of RIANovosti journalist Kiril Vyshynsky & the defence of “alternative news” in Ukraine

Halya Coynash

There has been a startling divergence in the reaction to the arrest of RIA Novosti Ukraine’s General Director Kirill Vyshynsky and the search of the agency’s offices.  … читати далі

17.05.2018From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Sasha Kolchenko were both detained in occupied Crimea on May 10, 2014. They were accused of plotting terrorist acts, … читати далі

16.05.2018Де і в яких умовах тримають бранців Кремля: онлайн-карта

Катерина Есманова, Наталія Судакова

Весною 2014 року, після початку збройної агресії, Росія почала майструвати з українських громадян кровожерливих злочинців – ідеальних героїв для пропагандистського телебачення. … читати далі

10.05.2018Enjoy the World Cup in Russia where you can get 20 years for opposing annexation of Crimea

Halya Coynash

Fans visiting the 2018 World Cup this summer are to be ‘protected’ by Cossacks similar to those who helped Russian soldiers invade Ukrainian Crimea in 2014.  … читати далі

07.05.2018The day Russia lost Odesa and launched a lethal propaganda lie used to kill in Donbas

Нalya Coynash

Those who find only humour in the mention by  US President Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway of a ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that never was should think again.  … читати далі