Posts Tagged ‘ free speech ’

Ukrainian Government Wants to Make Money on Bloggers?

Jul 16th, 2011 | By

More than a year ago Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine submitted draft of a law on state registration of information agencies. The draft proposes penalties for unregistered information agencies. While the effective law regulating information agencies defines its subject as any entity that “collects, processes, creates, stores, prepares information for distribution, produces and distributes informational products”.

In Russia court ordered to destroy computer as a tool of crime – libelous text in a blog

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

The court of Soviet district of Kazan city finished the case about the blog posts on 2009 where ex-employee of local ombudsman accused him of financial affairs with office salaries. The defendant 43 old lawyer Yuri Egorov wrote in his blog that 400.000-600.000 rubles of salaries annually were not paid to employees and instead were paid as bonuses to ombudsman’s Rashit Vagizov favorites.

In Odesa policeman attacked journalist and tried to delete video

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Julia who works at information agency “Poryad z vamy” accidentally witnessed how policemen detain a man laying on tram rails and shouting aloud and filmed the scene on her camera phone.

Jailed Polish Journalist Started Hunger Strike

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

Polish journalist Klaudiusz Wesołek from Gdansk arrested April 19 started the famine strike in jail. He refuses to take solid food and consumes only drinks. He is protesting against the refusal to grant him the status of prisoner of consciousness.

Dismissal of the Chief Editor of “Kyiv Post” Newspaper: the Ukrainian Government Intimidates Media Owners and the Owners Intimidate Journalists

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

“If they can throw off the chief editor so easily, what you can say about the usual journalists? – The chairman of KIMTU Yuriy Lukanov says. – Journalists should realize that the only way to resist such political pressure is by solidarity protests. Because tomorrow every colleague may find himself in of Brian Bonner and Serhiy Tykhyi” .

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

Apr 14th, 2011 | By

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…

Contributors to “Maidan”: OUR REVOLUTION

Nov 22nd, 2005 | By

The highest manifestation of human freedom is when you act precisely because you really have no other choice, because there is no other road.

WE HAVE TO!  Stand up and get out there  – this is the instinct of survival and self-preservation (but not to be confused with Darwin’s instinct since) this is self-preservation AS A HUMAN BEING, and not some kind of cattle.  This is no heroism which attains a sublime level, but a struggle for a minimum living standard of personal DIGNITY, after crossing the border of some kind of “you aren’t you, and you’re not a living person, but only a memory …”