News Digest for the period of 01.04.19 - 15.04.19

1.In Zhytomyr representative of transportation company tried to break the camera of a cameraman

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In Zhytomyr a representative of a transportation company PE “Sheryf” tried to disrupt the work of the filming group of an internet portal “Zhytomyr-Life” and attempted to break the camera of a cameraman Serhiy Omelchuk twice.

Incident was reported by the media

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2. “Crimean Solidarity” asks to draw the attention of the world community to sever pressure on journalists in Crimea

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NGO “Crimean Solidarity” addressed a world media and human rights organizations to highlight the destruction of civil journalism in occupied Crimea.

The statement was published on the Facebook page of “Crimean Solidarity”

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3. Correspondent of IA “Stop Corruption TV” in Lviv reported that he was prevented from performing his professional duties

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On April 3, in Lviv law enforcement officers tried to disrupt the work of a correspondent of information agency “Stop Corruption TV” Viktor Palas. Police officers did not allow to film inside the territorial department of National Investigation Bureau.

Incident was reported by Institute of Mass Information

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4. In Rivne, employees of the Communal Department refused to provide information to the request of a journalist

Friday, April 5, 2019

On April 5, a journalist of an internet portal “Fourth Power” filed a complaint to police because employees of Rivne City Communal Department refused to provide public information

Incident was reported by Institute of Mass Information

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5. 72 cases of violation of freedom of speech were registered in Ukraine since the beginning of the year

Thursday, April 11, 2019

For the first quarter of 2019, experts of IMI registered 72 violations of freedom of speech. The majority of violations (49) were physical aggression. For similar period of the previous year  IMI registered 71 incidents.

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