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14.09.2018Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Nominated For Sakharov Prize

European lawmakers have nominated Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for nearly four months, for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. … читати далі

03.09.2018Toxic Propaganda vs. Freedom of Speech: What Literature Can Do in the Post-Truth Era? Regional meeting of the Central East European PEN Centers and Podiumdiskussion in Chernivtsi

Since 2010, the Ukrainian PEN Center organizes annual meetings of the Central and East European PEN Centers, with a strategic plan to institutionalize them as a regional network of PEN Centers under the auspices of the PEN International. … читати далі

22.08.2018More than 15 national PEN Centres and cultural organizations took action on the 100th day of Sentsov’s hunger strike

Yesterday PEN Centres, writers’ unions, cultural and civic organizations hosted simultaneous actions in 11 European countries, USA and Canada to mark writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s 100th day on hunger strike. … читати далі

21.07.2018Odesa International Film Festival supports imprisoned director Sentsov

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov could not attend the Odesa International Film Festival this year. He is imprisoned in Russia.
But at every film screening in Odesa, … читати далі

06.07.2018Facebook restricts Ukrainian users’ freedom of speech, – Ukrainian minister claims

“We continue to work on establishing relations with Facebook. Unfortunately, the main reason behind this is the issues that the Ukrainian segment of Facebook has faced. … читати далі

06.07.2018Ukrainian Blogger Held By Russia-Backed Separatists Declares Hunger Strike

A Ukrainian blogger being held by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk has declared a hunger strike, a longtime friend and former lawmaker says. … читати далі

21.06.2018G7 Envoys ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

Ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized states say they are “deeply concerned” about the situation of film director Oleh Sentsov and “other Ukrainian prisoners and detainees” … читати далі

20.06.2018Council Of Europe Calls On Russia To Free Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

The chief of Europe’s top human rights body is urging Russia to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike while serving a 20-year sentence. … читати далі

16.06.2018Thirty-Eight Countries Ask UN Chief To Intervene With Putin In Sentsov Case

The United States, France, Britain, and 35 other countries have asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to raise the case of jailed film director Oleh Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. … читати далі

24.05.2018Global Sentsov Campaign Planned Ahead Of Russia World Cup

Activists have announced a global campaign to demand the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and is now on hunger strike in a Russian prison. … читати далі

18.05.2018Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Determined To Carry Hunger Strike ‘To The End’

A lawyer for Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea and is now in prison in Russia, … читати далі

04.10.2017On the Public Events at the 83rd Congress of PEN International

The idea to host one of the annual Congresses of the PEN International in Ukraine emerged as early as 2015 as a result of two interconnected imperatives. … читати далі