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The European Parliament awarded the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought to Oleg Sentsov
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European Parliament: the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought awarded to Oleg Sentsov

The European Parliament awarded the 2018 Sacharov Prize for freedom of thought to Oleg Sentsov. Oleg Sentsov (1976) is a Ukrainian film director, detained on 10 May 2014 in Simferopol, Crimea, and ...

Last update 13 Nov 2018
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List of journalists murdered since Ukrainian independence

Since independence of Ukraine more than 60 journalists died, either during their professional duties or under the mysterious circumstances. Ukrainian government treats them not as performers of ...

Last update 2 Jan 2015
Journalist documenting events at the Independence square during the clashes in Ukraine, Kyiv, 18 February, 2014.
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Media Freedom

During the first decade of independence, the Ukrainian media went through a period of transition from communist regime in which it established non-governmental media. Today Ukraine has legislation ...

Last update 2 Jan 2015
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The 'anti-democratic laws' of January 16, 2014

The Ukrainian anti-protest laws are a group of ten laws passed by the Parliament of Ukraine on January 16, 2014 and signed into law by the ex-president Viktor Yanukovych the following day-amid ...

Last update 2 Jan 2015
Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
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OSCE: Statement of the Representative on Freedom of the Media on the Italian Draft Law on defamation

In a letter addressed to the Italian Foreign Minister, Dunja Mijatovic, Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), presented a critical ...

Last update 5 Dec 2013
Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for human rights
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The High Commissioner for Human Rights urges the Turkish Government and the civil society to adopt urgent measures to decrease tensions in the Country

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navy Pillay, has favourably welcomed the Turkish Government’s decision to hold further action on the Gezi Park development in Istanbul ...

Last update 10 Jul 2013
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, panoramic view
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Council of Europe: the PACE entrusts the Venice Commission to draft a report on media freedom in Italy

Following the approval of the resolution no. 1920, 24 January 2013, on the state of media freedom in Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has mandated the Venice ...

Last update 21 Feb 2013
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The promotion and protection by national human rights structures of freedom of expression and information

Stefano Valenti (2009)

Debriefing Paper

Last update 4 Nov 2010