Ukraine

46 million people
3,130 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

Freedom House issued a statement following the murder of journalist Oles Buzina by masked gunmen outside his home in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

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Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
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Eurasia

By Mark P. Lagon and Alina Polyakova

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Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
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Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

What happens when democracies are guilty of backsliding? 

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Experts

Director for Eurasia Programs


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Signature Reports

Special Reports

Sounding the Alarm Round 2: Protecting Democracy in Ukraine

A report released by Freedom House in July 2012 finds a persistent decline in democratic principles and human rights in Ukraine, a development which is especially worrying in light of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections in October 2012.

Press Freedom: An Own Goal for Ukraine

Freedom House, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers compiled a joint report on Ukraine's press freedom situation. The reoprt outlines the findings of a mission conducted in early April that ultimately found serious corruption issues and other problems. The report recommended a number of steps in order to improve freedom of expression in the country.

Programs

Freedom House invites applications for funding and support from organizations, campaigns, and/or initiatives that seek to foster greater accountability in Ukrainian society and governance, including within government, business, and other sectors. 

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Freedom House works in Ukraine to protect professional and citizen journalists, to empower and support their efforts to impartially cover developments in Ukraine, and to uncover corruption.

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