News Digest for the period 27.05.19 - 10.06.19

1. In Lviv participant of a meeting threatened a journalist of Zaxid.net

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

On May 28, in Kviv one of the participants of a meeting near city Council, Serhiy Favorskyi, member of “USU ATO” organizations prevented Andriy Drozdi, journalist of online media Zaxid.net from doing their job and threatened them with physical attack.

Incident was reported by Zaxid.net

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2. Journalists are not allowed to visit the place of a crush of a helicopter in Rivne region

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In Rivne, soldiers do not allow journalist to visit the place of a crush of a Mi-8 helicopter, which crushed on May 30.

Incident has been reported by Institute of Mass Information

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3. In Zaporizhya a journalist was hit in the face at the meeting next to the National Police Office

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On June 4, in Zaporizhya Viktoriya Petrova, a journalist of a local media Forpost was injured at the meeting next to the office of the National Police in Zaporizhya region.

Incident was reported by Forpost.

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4. Freedom House confirms the status of Ukraine as partially free again

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

International Human Rights Organization “Freedom House” gave Ukraine “partially free country” status. This information was published in annual repot of the organization “Freedom in the world 2019” with a headline “Retreat of democracy”, which was published on June 5.

Information was published by Radio Liberty

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5.In May, IMI noted 13 cases of violation of freedom of speech in Ukraine

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In May, experts of IMI registered 13 cases of violations of freedom of speech in Ukraine. All these cases were related to the physical aggression against journalists. These are the data of monthly IMI monitoring “Freedom of speech barometer”.

One of types of the violation of journalist’s rights was cases related to prevention of journalists activity – 7(April – 8, March – 15, February – 11, January – 7).  

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6. A cameraman was beaten during clashes in Kharkiv. Police opened a case.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Kharkiv Police opened criminal proceeding due to the fact of physical aggression against a cameraman of one of the local TV channels and preventing him from doing his professional duties. Incident took place on June 7 on the territory of a shopping mall “Barabashovo”

Source: Web-site of the National Police of Ukraine

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