Tag Archives: attacks on media

Ukraine | Ukrainian opposition journalist prosecuted under fabricated pretext

On June 22 about two dozen armed thugs from Ukrainian state security and National police stormed the office of the Ukrainian oppositional “Strana.ua” publication one of a few remaining Ukrainian publications which do not tow the government propaganda line.

Ukraine | “Unprecedented” Freedom of Speech in Ukraine: Honduras and Algeria Will Soon Be Left Behind

by Elena Lukash

“DEATH to traitors of Ukraine!!!” are the words of the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Kiva. The enemies he designated are journalists from the NEWS ONE TV channel. He designated and condemned them to death.

Reporters Without Borders have awaken but missed just all the problem

 Reporters Without Borders have awaken after more then eighty Russian TV channel were banned in Ukraine, but they still have not seen the problem in total. Reporters were disturbed by one episode only. Ukraine banned independent Russian TV channel Dozhd. Reporters have issued right statement on Dozhd, but never mention the fate of other eighty prohibited channels. So, if you read their statement take it in mind and get appropriate picture of media freedom in Ukraine.  

Turkey | 6 Turkish journalists referred to court on 24th day of detention

Six journalists who were detained in an operation on Dec.25 were finally referred to court on Tuesday, the 24th day of their detention.

Police teams detained the six journalists — DİHA news manager Ömer Çelik, one of the editors of the Diken news portal, Tunca Öğreten, the Birgün daily’s accounting supervisor Mahir Kanaat, DİHA reporter Metin Yoksu, the Etkin News Agency’s Derya Okatan and the Yolculuk daily’s Eray Sargın — during simultaneous raids in İstanbul and Diyarbakır.

Ukraine | Attack by Ukrainian political police against Strana.ua online news outlet is foiled, for now

By Halyna Mokrushyna, New Cold War.org, Jan 14, 2017

On January 14, 2016, the online Ukrainian publication Strana.ua published on its website an article entitled ‘The authorities are preparing a strategic blow to freedom of expression,’ warning that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) intended to search the editorial offices of the newspaper. The SBU is also fabricating a criminal case against the founder of the newspaper, Igor Guzhva.