Tag Archives: pressure at media

Ukraine | Knife-Wielding Ukrainian Radicals Assaulted a Lawyer and Journalist Directly in a Zhytomyr Courtroom And Then Attacked a Cafe

On September 28th, the latest hearing on the case of the Ukrainian journalist Vasily Muravitsky took place in the Korolevsky district court of the city of Zhytomyr. At the hearing the prosecution was supposed to present the experts whose conclusions form the basis of the charges of high treason against the journalist.

Ukraine | Persecution of journalists in Ukraine

The suppression of opposition journalists has long been the hallmark of the Kiev regime. So that no one has any doubts about which policy is being pursued, several high-profile actions took place in Ukraine on the same day. Three attacks on journalists were held, and the Kiev regime publicly exposed the Council of Europe as a fool.
In Zhitomir on August 6, the fascists attacked journalist Vasily Muravitsky, whom the special services accused of undermining the information security of Ukraine, and the court released him later under house arrest. Activists from the Nazi group C14, Avtomaidan, as well as a deputy from the ruling Petro Poroshenko Bloc were seen among the attackers. Vasily Muravitsky was struck in the back and splashed with green medical blend to eyes when he went out after the court session. The journalist was poured by those fascists who were present in the court during the trial of the case.

Ukraine | Editor flees Ukraine after receiving death threats

Scandalous news comes from Ukraine as usual. On January 31 Igor Guzhva, editor-in-chief of the Kiev-based news website Strana  fled to Austria after receiving death threats, and amid unprecedented pressure from the Ukrainian authorities, according to a statement from the editor. Strana was founded two years ago and quickly became prominent opposition media in Ukraine.

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.

Ukrainian press union president threatened after criticizing raid on news website

New York, August 14, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists  condemned the harassment of journalists in Ukraine and called on authorities to ensure the press can report freely, after the country’s National Security Service raided the offices of a news website and a member of parliament criticized Sergiy Tomilenko, head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, for his response to the raid.