Tag Archives: freedom of the media

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.

Israel | Israeli Forces Raid Palestinian-owned Publishing House

Israeli forces raided a Palestinian publishing house in the West Bank district of Ramallah and seized equipment, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reports.

The owner of al-Nour Publishing House, Khaled Musaffar, said Israeli forces ransacked the office overnight and confiscated four printers as well as a computer. All of the equipment that remains in al-Nour was irreparably damaged, during the raid.

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.

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 7, 2016

Police detain two journalists from state broadcaster
Police detained two correspondents for Turkey’s state-owned broadcaster TRT last night and this morning, the news website Bianet reported today. Police detained Bertan Golal from his home in Istanbul. Police attempted to detain Özcan Keser from his home in Istanbul, but the journalist was not at home when they arrived, so they phoned him and asked him to turn himself in. Keser did so, arriving at Istanbul’s Vatan Street Police Station this morning. Both journalists had previously worked for the pro-Hizmet movement Cihan News Agency, according to Bianet. The government accuses the Hizmet movement of planning a July 15 failed military coup.

Sweden | Support freedom of speech in Sweden and throughout the world

Open letter to the people of the world

Please sign and give your support to peace, freedom of speech, freedom of information and to expose the right-wing extremist violence. Help us stop the international defamation campaign against a French documentary by Paul Moreira that exposes a right-wing extremist mass murder and atrocities in Ukraine to be aired in Sweden May 23. We need your support now when main stream media together with governments and their followers want to impose their views and biased narrative as the only valid truth on their own people or upon people in other countries.