Russian, Indian students creating friendship satelliteScience & Space August 16, 21:46
Zenit St. Petersburg loses 0:1 against FC Utrecht in first leg of Europa League play-offSport August 16, 21:34
Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine on September 10World August 16, 21:23
Russian diplomat concerned over US and North Korean aggressive statementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:32
Diplomat says US-made chemical weapons found in Syria prove West’s support for terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:14
Russia’s St. Petersburg to host World Travel Awards in SeptemberSociety & Culture August 16, 19:37
Combat aircraft to make up over 50% in Russian state arms seller’s exportsMilitary & Defense August 16, 19:22
Poroshenko orders probe into reports about supplies of missile technologies to North KoreaWorld August 16, 19:08
Over 700 policemen to provide security at UEFA Europa League’s match in Russia's KrasnodarSport August 16, 19:02
KIEV, October 11. /TASS/. Dozens of cases of violations of journalists’ rights and freedoms have been reported from Ukraine this year, the press service of the Ukrainian Institute of Mass Information said on Tuesday.
"In 2016, one murder of a journalist, 79 cases of obstruction of media activities, 26 attacks on journalists and seven censorship cases were reported," the institute said in its Press Freedom Barometer survey.
According to experts, most of these cases were reported from Kiev, Lvov and Volyn.
International organizations has repeatedly expressed concern over violations of journalists rights in Ukraine. A regular report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued on September 15 points that journalists in Ukraine report harassment and intimidation leading to self-censorship. "Journalists who have reported on the conflict or from armed group-controlled areas have found themselves as targets of online attacks carried out with the tacit consent - and at times declared support - of high-ranking Government officials," the reports says. Also in September, OSCE representative for freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatovic said harassment of journalists in Ukraine was a big problem.
The Institute of Mass Information collects data on violations of journalists’ professional rights in Ukraine to report them to international human right organizations.