Freedom of expression

When Emotions Run Too High. The Role of the Media in the Polarization of Conflicts

Oct 30th, 2015 | By
Speakers at the conference

It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.


R.I.P. Daniel Dydyk, 15, of #Kharkiv #Ukraine — victim of Russian terror

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By

Daniel Dydyk, who suffered brain injuries during the February 22 terrorist bombing of a peaceful march in Kharkiv, Ukraine, died on February 23. His recent photo appears above. Daniyl (also known as Danya) was 15 years old. “He studied at a school for gifted children. He was fond of judo and he was a football fan,” said…


R.I.P. Igor Tolmachev — physicist, Euromaidan activist, killed by Russia-backed terrorists

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

IGOR TOLMACHEV (Игорь Толмачев) was a physicist. He was one of the coordinators of Kharkiv Euromaidan a year ago, when Ukrainians stood their ground in defense of democracy and rule of law, protested against government corruption and demanded closer integration of Ukraine with the European Union. Russia-backed terrorists killed Igor Tolmachev today. He died as…


An Appeal for the Release of Ukrainian Journalists

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal for the Release of Ukrainian Journalists Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participanting in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz…


Polish & Ukrainian journalists appeal to European journalists’ associations not to meet in Moscow

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal from Participants of the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participating in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz Dolny,…


Reporters Without Borders: IS UKRAINE GOING TO BURY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION?

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the Ukrainian parliament’s hasty adoption today of Law 3879, a legislative package that copies some of the most repressive provisions of recent Russian legislation.


Open Statement to the International Democratic Community from Ukraine

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

Kyiv: Dec.12, 2013 In the middle of the night, from 10 to 11 December 2013, Ukrainian special forces troops started another brutal attack on the peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv. Aside from the regular police, militia men were also widely involved, having been brought from the depressed cities of eastern Ukraine. Some of them were deployed…


Appeal of Civil Society Representatives to President, Government and Political forces of Ukraine

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

We, the Representatives of Civil Society of Ukraine, recognising our responsibility to our descendants, being concerned with sudden halt of European integration of Ukraine, condemning the use of excessive forces by the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on the 30th of November, 2013 at the Independence Square and the 1st…


Ukraine President Should Resign; Sanctions Warranted if More Violence Against Protesters, Press

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

Washington December 9, 2013 Further use of force by Ukrainian authorities should lead to the immediate imposition of targeted sanctions by the United States and European Union against Ukrainian officials responsible for such actions, Freedom House said today. Freedom House also calls on President Viktor Yanukovych to offer his resignation as a way to trigger…


US Calls on Ukraine to Listen to Its People

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

Reuters December 03, 2013 BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Ukrainian government on Tuesday to “listen to the voices of its people” after President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to spurn an agreement with the European Union sparked days of massive protests. Kerry said Ukrainians had demonstrated “in unbelievable numbers” their support of…