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Parubiy signs resolution on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsOne channels

KyivPost

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has signed draft resolution No. 9157 on the parliament’s appeal to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) on the imposition of sanctions against companies owned by the 112 Ukraine and NewsOne television channels. According to the w...

112.ua: `Foreign agents` banned from holding anti-corruption expertise in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law, which forbids citizens with unexpunged or outstanding conviction from conduction of independent anti-corruption expertise of laws and regulations and their drafts and non-profit organizations – “foreign agents”, as Interfax reports. Read more here. T...

Rada Committee approves bill allowing to fine media for denying Russian aggression

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The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy has endorsed in a closed extraordinary meeting a bill providing fines for the media for publishing fake news and denying Russian aggression. “On October 2, 2018, at its meeting, the committee supported the provisions o...

The Moscow Times: In Crimea newspaper pulled from circulation over coverage of Kremlin propagandi...

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A newspaper in the annexed Crimean peninsula has been reportedly pulled from circulation over controversial coverage of pro-Kremlin journalist Dmitry Kiselyov’s lavish villa. Read more here. The post The Moscow Times: In Crimea newspaper pulled from circulation over coverage of Kremlin propagandi...

Deutsche Welle: Ukraine’s public broadcaster struggling for state support

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Ukraine’s public broadcaster is being modernized with Western help. But with just half a year until the country’s presidential election, the outlet is not finding much political backing domestically. Read more here. The post Deutsche Welle: Ukraine’s public broadcaster strugglin...

Lutsenko’s spokeswoman says his $5 million villa purchase on the Seychelles is a lie

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Information circulated in Ukrainian media news outlets that Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has allegedly bought a $5 million villa in the Seychelles Islands archipelago is not true, Lutsenko’s spokeswoman Larysa Sarhan said. She added that Lutsenko’s lawyers are preparing...

TV, Radio Council asked by SBU to check NewsOne for ‘aggressive propaganda’

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The National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine at the request of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has scheduled an unplanned on-site check of the News 24 Hours Company (NewsOne, Kyiv) due to the channel’s latent calls to viewers to take aggressive actions, the C...

112.ua: Poroshenko requires BBC to refute and delete article about payment for meeting with Trump

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The defense of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asks the court to oblige BBC to refute and delete the article about payment for the meeting of Poroshenko with American President Donald Trump and to compensate for his losses. Graham Atkins, head of law company Atkins Thomson who represents the...

Reuters: UN expert says Trump’s attacks on media may lead to real violence

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US President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on the media run the risk of triggering real violence against journalists, the UN rapporteur for freedom of expression said on Aug.2. Read more here. The post Reuters: UN expert says Trump’s attacks on media may lead to real violence appeared first...

UNIAN: Russia launches yet another fake story targeting Ukraine church independence aspirations

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Russian ideologists have been working in full swing attempting to obstruct the rise of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, employing a number of local loyalists of the Russian church like Luka, a Metropolitan of Zaporizhia and Melitopol, who recently called the granting of Tomos on autocep...

UNIAN: Rada’s National Security Committee greenlights website blocking bill

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The Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on National Security recommends that the deputies pass in the first reading the notorious Bill No. 6688 on amending certain legislative acts on countering national security threats in the information sphere, widely criticized by journalists and Ukrainian...

Witty Marchenko to host Ukraine’s late night show

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Iurii Marchenko has been working in journalism for more than 13 years. He’s worked for a newspaper, an online magazine and a radio station. Now he’s moving on to television and will host the next season of the late night show on Ukraine’s public broadcaster UA Pershyi. Marchenko, 35, ...

Radio NV takes to airwaves with aim of improving public dialogue

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For several months now, the weekly newsmagazine Novoye Vremya has been speaking to their audience — literally. Because as the rest of the media world ventured into new digital formats, Ukraine’s most popular current affairs magazine went for one of the oldest mediums — and launched its own radio ...

Between war and peace: Ukrainian youth – in pictures

The Guardian

For more than three years, Ukraine has been plagued by a conflict between the eastern secessionist territories and the Kiev government. These images portray a generation caught between war and peace Continue reading...

VoxUkraine: What more than 6,000 headlines in Western and Russian media say about Ukraine

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In February 2017, the Doctrine of Information Security appeared in Ukraine. The President website says: “The purpose of the Doctrine is to clarify the principles of forming and implementing the state information policy, primarily in counteracting the destructive information influence of Russia wi...

Ukraine's president defends faked murder of Russian journalist

The Guardian

Staged death of Arkady Babchenko prompts questions about alleged ‘hit-list’Ukraine’s president has robustly defended the decision to fake the death of a journalist, as questions persist over the necessity of the stunt and an alleged “hit-list” of future potential victims. Last week Ukrainian auth...

Israel must halt law that could criminalise media | Roy Greenslade

The Guardian

Proposals to ban unflattering coverage of the military threaten press freedomOn the day the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers opened fire on unarmed Palestinian protesters who gathered at the border fence on the Gaza Strip.Sorry. That requires a rewrite to reflect “the truth” as...

The Guardian view on a journalist’s return: the death was fake, the damage was not | Editorial

The Guardian

The Ukrainian authorities say they had to stage the killing of an exiled Russian reporter to protect him. But their decision has serious repercussionsArkady Babchenko rose from the dead on Wednesday, to the joy of those who know and love him. The truth, long a casualty of the war that began in Uk...

Arkady Babchenko's fake murder: questions that need answering

The Guardian

A day after it was revealed the Russian reporter was not dead, much remains unclearThe “murder” of Arkady Babchenko plunged his friends and colleagues into mourning until it emerged the Russian reporter had not been killed after all but had in fact played an active role in a staged shooting orche...

By faking Babchenko’s murder, Ukraine has smeared itself | Sophie Pinkham

The Guardian

This irresponsible stunt has severely undermined both Ukraine’s credibility and that of honest journalismOn Tuesday, the news spread quickly: Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko had been shot three times just outside his apartment in Kiev, as he went out to buy bread. His wife had been ...

Arkady Babchenko's fake murder 'plays into the hands' of Moscow

The Guardian

Kremlin-backed RT mocks journalists who fear incident undermines trust in mediaThe unexpected resurrection of the anti-Putin journalist Arkady Babchenko, who said he participated in a Ukrainian plot to fake his death, has delighted pro-Moscow news outlets and online activists who feel they finall...

112.ua: SBU investigates broadcasting of military parade in occupied Donetsk by Ukrainian website

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The Security Service of Ukraine investigates the broadcasting of the military parade on May 9 in the temporarily occupied Donetsk by korrespondent.net. Viktoria Syumar, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Freedom of Speech and Information Policy claimed this on Facebook. Read more here. The...

Estonian president criticizes Russian media for propaganda

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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said she does not trust Russian media because she is confident that the majority of it is ideologically controlled and used in “hybrid warfare,” but she considers it necessary to respond to “fake” accusations. It is clear that, with very...

UNIAN: Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office admits dual Russian-Ukrainian citizenship

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Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained on May 15 and was indicted on charges of high treason in Ukraine, has admitted in court in Kherson that he has both Russian and Ukrainian passports. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Chief of RIA Novosti’s Kyiv office...

UkrInform: Over 280 violations of freedom of speech registered in Ukraine last year

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Over the past year, 281 violations of freedom of speech were registered in Ukraine. Oksana Romaniuk, the executive director of the NGO “Institute of Mass Information”, representative of the Reporters Without Borders in Ukraine, said this during a roundtable dedicated to the World Press Freedom Da...