Ukraine is struggling for independent media which provide objective and reliable information. While public service broadcasting (PSB) is seen as the solution for countries lacking objective media, Ukraine was only able to start its creation through the transformation from state media in 2014. After the establishment of the “UA: Public Broadcasting Company” in 2017, several […]
The judicial reform lays the basis for a high-quality reboot of the judiciary. It is done, in particular, through the reorganization of the old High Council of Justice into the new High Council of Justice – a key agency in charge of the issues concerning judges’ careers. Six new members of the High Council of […]
Attempts to implement judicial reform in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015 have had no impact on the public’s level of trust in the judiciary; as of November 2016, four out of five Ukrainians did not trust the judicial branch. Foreign investors have a similar attitude; in a September 2016 poll, investors mentioned the judiciary as […]
Within its campaign “CHESNO. Filter the Judiciary!”, CHESNO movement has analyzed all the candidates running for offices in the Supreme Court and prepared analytical reports on each of 653 candidates. In the course of analysis, the team of “CHESNO. Filter the Judiciary!” campaign has found information about some of the candidates which raises doubts whether […]
On November 23, 2016 Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a Decree “On Approval of the List of Print Mass Media and Editorial Offices subject to reforming on the first stage” №848 (hereinafter – the List). The List includes 244 state and communal print mass media and Editorial Offices. Adoption of the List is […]
MLI overview on legislative changes regarding access to public information
Reportedly, 46 media representatives got hurt in Kyiv in one day and night, on February 18-20, and one shot dead, since the violent clashes with police erupted again in Ukraine.
More than 120 media representatives suffered during the mass protests in Ukraine. They were attacked purposefully by representatives of authorities and unidentified people. MLI analytics on the issue
Media Law Institute is convinced that the adoption of the law would hinder democratic processes and civil society development, and would abuse the rule of law in Ukraine.
The Internet empowers individuals around the world with the potential to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas in unprecedented ways. However, the Internet is under pressure as governments grapple with new challenges associated with this unique medium. This report explores how the internationally recognized right to freedom of expression should apply to the Internet. It examines existing jurisprudence from major international and regional human rights instruments and explores new challenges (and opportunities) for freedom of expression in the digital age. Finally, given the unique nature of the Internet, the report puts forth progressive interpretations of human rights norms to ensure the broadest extension of human rights protections in the digital age