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Four manifestations of political persecution & #censorship against #journalists in #Ukraine just this month: 1) prominent Ukrainian journalist is prosecuted for calling civil war in Ukraine "civil war" & for other media reporting on conflict in Ukraine. strana.ua/news/189367-vl…
2). The head of the #Ukrainian bureau of the #Austria ORF TV channel is banned from #Ukraine because of his reporting. orf.at/stories/311439…
3) A TV channel in Western Ukraine is investigated by the Security Service of Ukraine for broadcasting an interview with the most popular Ukrainian blogger who is based in Western Europe.
4) Highly publicized Ukrainian journalist is publicly threatened with murder by far right ex-deputy & by deputy head of regional administration because of his mild criticism of leader of OUN that collaborated with Nazis & was involved in mass murder
These are just latest manifestations of political persecution and political censorship against journalists in Ukraine. It is noteworthy that such political persecution and political censorship in Ukraine are still supported, justified, denied or ignored in Ukraine and the West.
Like in #Soviet times, "Chervakova, who heads the parliamentary committee on free speech and information policy" said that "authorities "ruled mildly" when imposing a one-year ban rather than a longer one, and she stood by the Security Service's findings." cpj.org/2019/03/ukrain…
Orwellian: Security Service of Ukraine now states that it banned #Austrian state TV #journalist from entering #Ukraine for 1 year because of the "need to ensure the safety of the journalist." 112.international/ukraine-top-ne…
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