16 Dec 2019 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 18 Sep 2019 n° 115/2019 Ukraine

Ukrainian Court Rules to Block Access to 17 Online Media

Source of threatState
CategoryOther acts having chilling effects on media freedom
On 23 July 2019, the Pechersk District Court in Kyiv ruled to block access to 17 online media, including news portals and blogger platforms korrespondent.net, enigma.ua, trident-ua.info, informator.news. The court justified the closure of these information sites by the fact that they disseminate texts relating to slander or defamation. The closure imposed by the court is not restricted to these controversial articles, but applies to the entire content of these sites. The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) denounced the disproportionate nature of this court decision. The owners of the closed websites have lodged an appeal. Their lawyers have denounced the delaying tactics that have so far prevented the appeal court from ruling.
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16 Dec 2019
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