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THE RISE OF POLITICAL REPRESSION AND ONGOING THREATS TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN UKRAINE

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
National Press Club (Zenger Room)
529 14th St NW, Washington DC 20045

A group of Ukrainian legislators, journalists and NGO representatives discussed the rise of political repression and ongoing threats to freedom of the press in Ukraine.

Speakers:

Andriy Shevchenko, Member of the Ukraine Parliament (Block of Yulia Tymoshenko) Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information; and President, Center for Public Media, an NGO which promotes public broadcasting in Ukraine.

Oleh Rybachuk, Co-founder of the NGO Centre UA, and initiator of the New Citizen Campaign; Head of Public Expert Council within Ukrainian part of Committee on cooperation between Ukraine and EU.

Kateryna Levchenko, International Women’s Rights Center “La Strada-Ukraine”

 

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