Ukraine

In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

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Open air exhibition of posters of different kinds of soldiers from Ukrainian history next to landmark St. Andrew Church in Kiev. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY.

State of Internet freedom in Ukraine is a reflection of challenges brought to free speech and independent reporting under the conflict settings, explains legal expert Olga Kyryliuk. (more…)

Legitimizing Internet Blocking in Ukraine: To Be or Not To Be?

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash

In July 2017, right before taking a summer break, the Parliament of Ukraine has registered two controversial draft laws allegedly aimed at countering threats to national security in information sphere. The bills 6676 and 6688 are almost identical, with the second one having been registered the next day after the first one was recalled from the Parliament. There were also two new authors added. (more…)

Internet Freedom in Ukraine Is Deteriorating As the Conflict Gets Protracted

The free Internet is a cornerstone of the broader processes of maintaining rule of law and democratic governance in Ukraine, while simultaneously fostering an integration of the country into a global information society. State of Internet freedom in Ukraine is a reflection of challenges brought to free speech and independent reporting under the conflict settings. Since numbers usually speak more persuasively than words, we will refer to the most trusted world rankings that measure Internet freedom around the globe. (more…)