Updates: Ukrainian authorities have begun responding to the humanitarian challenges in Crimea and are assisting citizens to depart the peninsula; several activists and Ukrainian military personnel are being held hostage in the Crimea; Separatists and the Russian military continue to storm Ukrainian military units.
The situation in the Crimea has entered a new and bloody phase. A Ukrainian soldier has been killed. Violent attacks on journalists haven’t ceased. 12 people are still missing
Following launches in Minsk and Brussels, join Index on Censorship for the UK launch of our important new policy paper ‘Belarus: Time For Media Reform’
Join Index at a presentation of a new policy paper on media freedom in Belarus on 19 February, 2014, 15.00 at the Office for Democratic Belarus, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels.
On 27 January, a demonstration in support of civil society will be held in Brussels coinciding with the forthcoming EU-Russia summit.
As the conflict in Kiev continues to unfold, Ukrainian civil society activists say negotiations and urgent reaction of the international community are vital to resolve the crisis.
The political prisoner can be “pardoned” if “it is proved the damage he caused with the tax fraud has been repaid.”
At least 26 journalists were injured during the clashes between the police and protesters in Kiev.
Legislation passed today seriously restricts freedom of expression and assembly, in a move the country's civil society calls “a constitutional coup d’état”.
The book by the political prisoner could "damage the image" of the country according to authorities.
Civil society organisations of the OSCE region are invited to endorse or comment on the draft of the Kiev Declaration on torture.
The Civic Solidarity Platform invites representatives of non-governmental organisations from throughout the OSCE region to participate in an OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference that will take place 2-4 December 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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