June 9, 2016

Ukraine struggles to balance censorship and security as war in east wears on

In an official tweet on June 6, President Petro Poroshenko praised Ukraine’s post-revolutionary freedom of speech. “Freedom of speech is one of the great achievements of Ukraine since the Revolution of Dignity,” the tweet read.

But the message came at a time when Western journalists and human rights groups have been speaking out over mounting censorship in the country. Just two weeks ago, Poroshenko banned 17 Russian media executives and journalists from entering Ukraine as part of the fight against Kremlin propaganda or Russia’s “information war.” Read more.

Kyiv Post

Ukraine Declares War on Journalism - NY Times

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