Gongadze’s Murder

Current state of Freedom of the Press and Media in Ukraine – are changes and improvements required?

Apr 14th, 2011 | By
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In the beginning of April 2011 Oxford University held the conference  “Ukraine’s Domestic and Foreign Affairs: Quo Vadis?” The Chariman of Kyiv Independent Media Trade Union Yuriy Lukanov was one of keynote speakers. Here is his speech.

Recently the Ukrainian government opened criminal persecution against the former President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. He is accused of abuse of authority, which lead to the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.


Ukraine ex-leader charged in murder

Mar 24th, 2011 | By

Kuchma is accused of giving illegal orders to police that led to the murder of Georgiy Gongadze [Reuters] Leonid Kuchma, the ex-Ukrainian president, has been formally charged in the killing of journalist Georgy Gongadze in 2000, the country’s most notorious post-Soviet crime. “I have been served with charges,” Kuchma told reporters on Thursday following his second…