Side event ‘Freedom of speech and situation with journalists in Crimea’

Дата та час події: 23 September 2016, 14:47
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Human Rights Information Centre invites all interested parties to participate in a discussion about the freedom of speech and situation with journalists in Crimea.

The repressions against journalists in the Crimean peninsula are continuing. Russian authorities block independent media outlets, open criminal cases against Crimean journalists and attempt to limit freedom of expression in other ways. What is the current situation with media freedom in Crimea? How to protect Crimean journalists? The side event will look for answers to these questions. Participants will also discuss the problems with the access of foreign journalists to Crimea.

When: Friday, 23 September 2016, 18:00-19:45.

Where:Sofitel Victoria Warszawa Hotel. Address: Królewska 11, 00-065 Warszawa, Poland


  • Tetiana Pechonchyk, the head of the Human Rights Information Centre;
  • Alexander Popkov, a lawyer for the repressed Crimean journalist Mykola Semena (Russian Federation);
  • Olena Lysenko, Crimean journalist;
  • Yuriy Lukanov, Ukrainian journalist and media expert.


Organiser of a side event: Human Rights Information Center and Crimean Human Rights Group with the support of the British Embassy in Ukraine.

Contact person: Tetiana Pechonchyk, +38 067 445 95 43,

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