Posts Tagged ‘ violence against journalists ’

Ukraine must hold independent probe in journalist beating

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

  New York, December 27, 2013–The Ukrainian government must ensure that a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation is conducted in the brutal attack early Wednesday on prominent journalist Tetyana Chornovol, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chornovol remains hospitalized in the capital, Kiev, with a concussion and multiple head injuries. Chornovol was driving home…

Tetyana Chornovol Exposes her Attackers

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

26.12.13 | Halya Coynash Tetyana Chornovol has exposed many corrupt dealings and crimes by those holding high office in Ukraine.  It is likely she has also helped to expose the men who savagely attacked her in the early hours of Dec 25 and left her for dead. Two men have been arrested in connection with…

Attack on reporter restores passion to Ukraine demonstrations

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

December 26, 2013 – 13:48 By Jack Stubbs KIEV (Reuters) – Protesters demanded Ukraine’s interior minister resign on Thursday after an opposition journalist known for documenting the extravagance of the country’s political elite was chased down in her car and savagely beaten in a midnight attack. o Clutching pictures of Tetyana Chornovol’s badly bruised face,…

Journalist from Donetsk Oleksiy Matsuka had narrowly escaped death

Jul 31st, 2011 | By
Oleksiy Matsuka

Someone had barricaded the door of the apartment of journalist Oleksiy Matsuka and set it on fire. Had he been inside he would be burnt alive. Arsonist had left the memorial wreath with an inscription: “To Oleksiy from grieving friends”.

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.

The Crime of the Communists: They Steal Lives, Flowers and Matches.

Apr 14th, 2011 | By

Since the mass demonstrations in Warsaw on April 10, I started monitoring Polish sources expecting something like our “Ukraine without Kuchma” action to start there.
I saw an amazing video. It is named “Illegal flowers”. On April 13 people  laid  yellow tulips on a pavement front of the president’s palace in memoriam of Maria Kaczynska, the wife of the killed president.

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…