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Ukraine | CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring journalists’ safety

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent press freedom advocacy organization, addressed a letter to Ukrainian president Poroshenko. The Committee is deeply disappointed by the lack of progress in the investigation into Pavel Sheremet’s death. “Now, we feel compelled to write to express our deep concern about actions taken by Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) that pose a significant threat to press freedom in Ukraine.”

Ukraine | Ukraine’s security service deports Russian journalist

Russian journalist Anna Kurbatova was grabbed on the street in the center of Kiev on August 30 by unknown people and later deported, according to her employer Russian state television’s Channel One. Ukraine’s security service (SBU) said authorities have banned the journalist from entering Ukraine for three years.

Ukraine | SBU Conducts Mass Arrests For “Separatist” Posts on VKontakte

During August the Security Service of Ukraine arrested several alleged administrators of pro-Russian groups on VKontakte and “Odnoklassniki”. This was reported by the press service of the SBU.

“It is established that a resident of the city of Vatutino in the Cherkassky region disseminated anti-Ukrainian material on their own pages on social networks. The propagandist was detained at the Kiev railway station whilst returning from Moscow with their latest instructions.

Ukraine | Ukraine bars two Spanish journalists over war coverage

Ukrainian security said on Tuesday it had barred two Spanish journalists from the country over their coverage of a conflict with eastern separatists – a move media groups decried as an attack on free speech.

The State Security Service (SBU) said the reporters had produced stories alleging Ukrainian troops had shelled civilian areas, an account it said was false.

Ukraine | Ukrainian journalist in custody on anti-state charges

New York, August 25, 2017– Committee to protect journalists

Ukrainian authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Vasily Muravitsky and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Muravitsky, a reporter and columnist based in Zhytomyr, has been detained since August 1 on anti-state charges brought by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), according to news reports.