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Freedom of the media is vital to the development of civil society
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Council of Europe: annual assessment on the 2017 media freedom threats in Europe

The partner organisations to Council of Europe Platform for the Promotion of Journalism and the Protection of Journalists issued their annual assessment of the 2017 media freedom threats in the ...

Last update 24 Jan 2018
Symbolic poster that shows freedom of the press, with an image of a boy holding a newspaper and a camera.
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Council of Europe: Report on the protection of media freedom in Europe

The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has recently adopted a new Report on the protection of media freedom in ...

Last update 29 Jan 2015
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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 Ukrainian human rights infrastructure

Ombudsman The Ukrainian office of Parliamentary Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) was established in 1998 in accordance with the Constitution. According to article 101 of the Constitution, the ...

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
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