Tag Archives: attacks on media

UK | Julian Assange has been arrested for US extradition; the time to act is now

by Caitlin Johnstone

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and taken into custody by the London’s Metropolitan police, just as WikiLeaks warned days ago was about to happen. Assange’s lawyer Jen Robinson reports that his arrest is related to an extradition request from the United States, which the British government has until now refused to admit exists.

Ukraine | Austrian journalist has been included in death list in Ukraine

The international scandal is gaining due to the inclusion of the famous Austrian journalist, 57-year-old Christian Wehrschütz in the list of enemies and “pro-Russian propagandists” in Ukraine.

Wehrschütz, recognized in Austria as a journalist of the year in 2014, a long-term special correspondent in the Balkans, has been heading the bureau of the largest Austrian television channel ORF in Kiev since 2015.

Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists attack journalists

On November 18 Ukrainian fascists attacked two journalists in the center of Ukrainian capital.

One of them is a Canadian reporter Michael Colborne.

He was punched in the face by counterdemonstrators at a Transgender rights rally in Kyiv on November 18. He suffered a swollen lip and cuts on his face from his broken glasses. Colborne tweeted that the attack against him was “further proof” that Ukraine “has a huge far-right problem,” and that Ukrainian officials should “stop downplaying it.”

Ukraine | Kiev controlled Nazis attack journalists

Arrogant attacks on journalists continue in Ukraine. For the second time this autumn in the very center of Kiev, Nazis attacked a correspondent of the opposition television channel Newsone.

On the morning of October 10, journalist Anastasia Pshenichnaya reported on a protest action organized by the Nazi group C-14. During the shooting, “two unknown, masked men ran up behind me and poured me and my operator with an unknown white substance and ran on,” Pshenichnaya says. According to her, the police immediately detained them. However, other Nazis began to resist and defend their colleagues. “In the end, the attackers broke away and ran in an unknown direction,” the journalist said.

Ukraine | The day of collective madness

On October 4, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted three scandalous decisions.

First of all, the greeting of the Ukrainian fascists was introduced in the Kiev-controlled army and police. Now senior military and police officers should greet their subordinates with the words “Glory to Ukraine!”, and those in response should say “Glory to the heroes!”. This greeting was used by the Ukrainian fascists during the Second World War. The proposal was supported by 271 deputies from total number of 423.