News Digest for the period of June 24 through July 08 2019

1. A Journalist in Mykolaiv was denied in getting public information on the candidates on elections in Amalgamated Community

Monday, June 24, 2019

Yuriy Cheremis, a journalist of IA Tut.Info media in Stantsiyne village of Mykolaiv region could not get information on the candidates to the position of local councilmembers and mayor of the local Amalgamated Community. In particular, information pertained voting bulletins and its readiness for elections as well as these bulletins contains all names.

This was reported by the Institute of Mass Information


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2. Editor in Chief of the “Silski Visti” newspaper reported three attacks on her and missing of the whole newspaper circulation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Yuliya Bibko, Editor in chief of the “Silski Visti: newspaper stated that volunteering journalists of the media were attacked and robbed in June and they require help.

This information was posted on her Facebook page.


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3. Video operator of one of local medias was forced to leave the council session in Kremenchuk because of the print of his T-shirt

 Wednesday, June 26, 2019

 Police forced Ruslan Sybokoz, operator of the local TV company “Vizit” to leave the session of the city council because of the print on his T-shirt.

This case was reported by media


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4. Security of the local candidate on the elections pushed journalists in Mykolaiv

Thursday, June 27, 2019

In Mykolaiv, security of the candidate of the MP Oleksandr Haida did not let local journalists approach the candidate and pushed them away. Thus, journalists could not address any of their questions to the MP

This case was reported by “NikVesti” media


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5. Unknown suspects threatened journalists of “StopCor” and damaged their car

Thursday, June 27 2019

On June 27, unknown individuals threated journalists of the “Stop Corruption” media and hit their car.

The incident was reported by “StopCor” media.


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6. Insider reported one of its journalists threatened at the courthouse.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Internet media “Insider” reports that a judge Svitlana Khrypun of Kyiv Sviatoshyn district court of Kyiv region threated its journalists Alina Kondratenko.

This was reported by the “Detector media” outlet.


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7. 116 violations of freedom of speech was noted in Ukraine for the first half a year.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

For the first six months of 2019, experts of the Institute of Mass Information reported 116 cases of violations of freedom of speech in Ukraine. The majority of these cases were about physical attacks. In comparison with similar period of 2018, IMI reported 126 cases 92 of which were about physical attacks.

These are results of the monthly monitoring research of Institute of Mass Information, called “Freedom of speech barometer”


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