freedom of speech

Ukrainian media organisations strongly condemn pressure and threats against journalists of Texty
News - 13 June 2024

Ukrainian media organisations strongly condemn pressure and threats against journalists of Texty

Ukrainian media movement called on the U.S. Congress and Senate to cease the pressure on Texty.org.ua and not exploit Ukrainian media for internal American political competition in the run-up to the upcoming elections in the USA

Texty.org.ua editorial team faces pressure after publishing investigation into critics of U.S. aid to Ukraine
News - 13 June 2024

Texty.org.ua editorial team faces pressure after publishing investigation into critics of U.S. aid to Ukraine

Texty.org.ua views this campaign as an attack on freedom of speech and a display of chauvinism against the citizens of Ukraine

In occupied Crimea, human rights defenders have recorded more than 30 cases of pressure on media professionals and citizen journalists since the beginning of the year
News - 06 June 2024

In occupied Crimea, human rights defenders have recorded more than 30 cases of pressure on media professionals and citizen journalists since the beginning of the year

During 2022-2023, ZMINA recorded 162 of such cases

How Kremlin propaganda in the occupied territories of Ukraine has changed over 10 years
Articles - 03 June 2024

How Kremlin propaganda in the occupied territories of Ukraine has changed over 10 years

ZMINA traced how propaganda rhetoric has changed over the ten years of occupation of the Luhansk region and talked to media experts about narratives of Russian propaganda in the occupied territories of Ukraine, using the example of publications between 2015 and 2024

De-identified Crimea: Occupying state massively eradicates ethnic celebrations – Amnesty International
News - 23 May 2024

De-identified Crimea: Occupying state massively eradicates ethnic celebrations – Amnesty International

Amnesty International concluded, that Russia has had ten years to implement its policies designed to alter the ethnic makeup of and suppress non-Russian identities in Crimea

Russian occupying authorities harassed journalist Lutfiye Zudiyeva in Ukraine’s Crimea
News - 13 May 2024

Russian occupying authorities harassed journalist Lutfiye Zudiyeva in Ukraine’s Crimea

Lutfiye Zudiyeva has covered the plight and trials of Crimean political prisoners as a member of the grassroots initiative Crimean Solidarity since 2016. She joined the editorial staff of the media project Graty in July 2021 and is interning in forensic journalism and storytelling

Ten years of occupation of Crimea: memories of Crimean journalists on how it began
Articles - 18 April 2024

Ten years of occupation of Crimea: memories of Crimean journalists on how it began

The event participants also watched the documentary by the reporter’s team of Crimea.Realities titled “The first pro-Ukrainian action in Simferopol after the Russian troops’ arrival: risk, “traitors of Crimea,” and abduction”

Law enforcement investigates 19 cases of journalists killed by Russians during full-scale invasion
News - 09 October 2023

Law enforcement investigates 19 cases of journalists killed by Russians during full-scale invasion

Law enforcement officers are investigating 19 cases of journalists killed by Russians on the territory of Ukraine during the full-scale invasion, according to the information from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine regarding the status of investigations into the murders of journalists who died in the line of duty or as civilian victims of shelling. […]

Fines and imprisonments: How Crimeans are persecuted for the truth about the war in Ukraine and dissatisfaction with the occupation
Articles - 09 October 2023

Fines and imprisonments: How Crimeans are persecuted for the truth about the war in Ukraine and dissatisfaction with the occupation

Consideration of protocols on administrative offense for 'discrediting the Russian army's actions' in the illegal "courts" on the Crimean Peninsula is connected with systemic violations of main standards of access to fair justice, the Crimean Process claimed

14% of Ukrainian journalists and bloggers faced wiretapping and surveillance, and 40% received threats – IMI
News - 03 August 2023

14% of Ukrainian journalists and bloggers faced wiretapping and surveillance, and 40% received threats – IMI

According to the Institute of Mass Information (IMI), a prominent human rights and media organization, 68% of media professionals and 82% of bloggers have faced increased cyber attacks since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine.  The data is based on an anonymous targeted survey conducted in June-July 2023 for 100 respondents from all […]

How to return Ukrainian journalism to the de-occupied territories?
Articles - 17 July 2023

How to return Ukrainian journalism to the de-occupied territories?

ZMINA collected the opinions of journalists and experts

A presentation in Vienna “Stopping impunity for crimes against journalists: Human rights defenders announce enemies of freedom of speech in Crimea”
Announcements - 15 June 2017

A presentation in Vienna “Stopping impunity for crimes against journalists: Human rights defenders announce enemies of freedom of speech in Crimea”

Human rights organizations have analysed facts, and have pinpointed masterminds and perpetrators of systematic attacks on the freedom of speech and expression on the occupied peninsula

OSCE office in USA appealed to management to protect journalist Semena
News - 16 February 2017

OSCE office in USA appealed to management to protect journalist Semena

OSCE must respond to the call of human rights defenders

In Russia court once again left Sushchenko under arrest – lawyer
News - 14 February 2017

In Russia court once again left Sushchenko under arrest – lawyer

Lawyer's appeal was dismissed

During the court hearing Chiygoz expressed his distrust in the Prosecutor
News - 28 December 2016

During the court hearing Chiygoz expressed his distrust in the Prosecutor

For “blatantly biased approach and unwillingness to see the obvious”

Russia refused Dunja Mijatovic to visit Sushchenko
News - 02 December 2016

Russia refused Dunja Mijatovic to visit Sushchenko

Russians called the detention of Sushchenko "does not relate to his professional activity" and assured that the journalist receives all the procedural powers under the criminal law

First year of new Ukrainian police is rather failure than success – expert
News - 08 November 2016

First year of new Ukrainian police is rather failure than success – expert

The first year of activities of the new Ukrainian police does not meet public expectations

PACE accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea and Donbas – resolution
News - 13 October 2016

PACE accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea and Donbas – resolution

Both in Crimea and in the conflict zone in the Donbas region, serious human rights violations have occurred, and are still occurring, as documented by numerous reports...