Ukraine

46 million people
3,130 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

Under the Ukraine Media Watch project ("Мережа медіа-спостерігачів" in Ukrainian), Freedom House and IMI monitor freedom of the press and speech with a special focus on the impact of developments on the electoral environment.

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Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
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Eurasia
Together with many others in Europe and the United States concerned about events in Ukraine, Freedom House President David J. Kramer played a role in writing and gaining support for the the following open letter.
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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
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Eurasia
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research

A quarter-century after the 1989 revolutions, freedom prevails in Central Europe, but some politicians are turning their backs on democratic values at home and new liberation struggles abroad.

Sanctions will strengthen Putin's regional clout, explains Nate Schenkkan in an op-ed for Foreign Affairs.
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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law
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Eurasia

Experts

Director for Eurasia Programs


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Signature Reports

Special Reports

Sounding the Alarm Round 2: Protecting Democracy in Ukraine

A report released by Freedom House in July 2012 finds a persistent decline in democratic principles and human rights in Ukraine, a development which is especially worrying in light of the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections in October 2012.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense
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Eurasia

Press Freedom: An Own Goal for Ukraine

Freedom House, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers compiled a joint report on Ukraine's press freedom situation. The reoprt outlines the findings of a mission conducted in early April that ultimately found serious corruption issues and other problems. The report recommended a number of steps in order to improve freedom of expression in the country.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
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Eurasia

Programs

Freedom House works in Ukraine to protect professional and citizen journalists, to empower and support their efforts to impartially cover developments in Ukraine, and to uncover corruption.

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