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Ukraine Media Watch

 

Freedom House has partnered with the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) to support the media and freedom of expression during the electoral period in Ukraine. Under the Ukraine Media Watch project ("Мережа медіа-спостерігачів" in Ukrainian), Freedom House and IMI monitor freedom of the press and speech with a special focus on the impact of developments on the electoral environment, provide direct support to journalists and activists under fire, and educate journalists on how to cover elections and campaigns most effectively.

October 2014 Presidential Election

October 11 - 17, 2014
► 4 cases were registered in the category "Physical aggression, 6 cases of "Internet pressure," and one case each for "Indirect pressure," "Censorship. Access to information," "Protection of freedom of speech."
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October 1 - 10, 2014
► 5 violations were registered in the category "Physical aggression"
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May 2014 Presidential Election

June 14 - 20, 2014
► There were 14 cases of violations in the category "physical aggression"
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June 7 - 13, 2014
► Violations of freedom of speech were registered across the country
► There were 9 cases of violations in the category "physical aggression"
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May 31 - June 6, 2014
► The situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions continued to be especially problematic
► There were 12 registered violations in the categories "Censorship" and "physical aggression"
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May 24 - 30, 2014
► Numerous violations of journalists' rights observed during the election process
► The highest number of violations in was in the category "Censorship" - 22 cases, followed by physical aggression (19 cases)
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Election Day and Night (May 25 - 26, 2014
Special Election Day Edition ► Two journalists observing the election process were abducted in Luhansk Oblast
► 4 cases of physical pressure on journalists and 6 cases of censorship were registered during voting and vote counting
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May 17 - 23, 2014
► Donetsk Oblast and Crimea take the lead in violations of journalists' rights
► The highest number of violations was in the category Physical Aggression – 18 cases
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May 10 - 16, 2014
► Broadcast of several national TV channels was turned off in the East
► The highest number of violations was in the category Physical Aggression – 15 cases
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May 1 - 9, 2014
► The majority of violations against journalists related to Physical Aggression – 19 cases
► Some journalists sought refuge outside eastern Ukraine
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