Ukraine

46 million people
3,130 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Partly Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

Russia's concerted campaign to silence critics of its actions in Crimea shows the truly repressive nature of its actions in Ukraine.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law
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Eurasia
Jennifer Dunham
Project Manager, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press
Elen Aghekyan
Research Assistant, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

To promote press freedom in this diverse set of countries, the EU will need to both step up its overall effort and customize its approach to meet the needs of each society.

Amnesty International, Freedom House, and Human Rights Watch issued a joint letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the importance of protecting sexual orientation and gender identity as grounds of non-discrimination. 

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LGBTI Rights
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Eurasia
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Freedom House urges President Poroshenko to include protections for LGBTI rights within Ukraine's new constitution.

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LGBTI Rights
Regions: 
Eurasia

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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