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Over half of Ukrainians feel political censorship

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Oct. 9, 2010, 5:16 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Over half of Ukrainians polled by the Razumkov Center in early October (56.6%) believe political censorship exists in Ukraine

Kyiv, October 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Over half of Ukrainians polled by the Razumkov Center in early October (56.6%) believe political censorship exists in Ukraine. About one-fourth of the respondents (26.7%) believe political censorship is non-existent in Ukraine, and 16.9% were undecided.

Responding to a question about the level of freedom of speech in the country, only 5.1% of the respondents said they are convinced it is fully non-existent in Ukraine, whereas 10.4% said there is full freedom of speech in the country.

The poll was conducted in all regions of Ukraine in the period between September 30 and October 5. It surveyed 2,007 people and its a margin of error is 2.3%.
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Anonymous Oct. 9, 2010, 6:28 p.m.    

What? Censorship in Yanukovych's ? Anna Herman's Ukraine??? Thats as absurd as saying there is Censorship in Russia!

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Anonymous Oct. 9, 2010, 7:07 p.m.    

Ha..ha..ha..

Censors always fail... just s Russi has always failed as a world power!

Ukrainians laugh in Azorovs face!!!!

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2010, 4:31 p.m.    

Journalists Under Barbaric Assault all across Putin’s Russia

Posted on August 26, 2010

Paul Goble reports:

Attacks on journalists in Russia and militia violence against Russian citizens inevitably attract more attention when they take place in Moscow or another central Russian city, but these disturbing phenomena are increasingly spreading across the entire country, as two new reports make clear.

At the request of the New Times, analysts at the Glasnost Defense Foundation, who have been monitoring attacks on journalists in Russia for ten years provided the Moscow weekly with “a detailed analysis of attacks” over the last five years, one that shows where the attacks have been and what have been the outcomes .

During that period, there have been attacks on journalists in 78 of the 83 federal subjects. Only Smolensk, Tambov and Magadan oblasts and the Nenets and Chukotka autonomous districts have had none, the foundation reports. Moreover, in 66 of the regions during the last five years, journalists have been killed or maimed or both.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the North Caucasus have been the leaders in this category of crimes. Over the last five years, seven journalists have been killed and 94 maimed in the Russian capital and its surrounding oblast; in St. Petersburg, the totals are two killed and 20 maimed; and in Daghestan alone, six journalists have been killed.

Moreover, the Glasnost Defense Foundation reports, “in 61 regions, criminal cases have been opened against journalists,” with the capital again leading. Moreover, in 55 federal districts journalists have been detailed, “besides the two capitals” which lead in this respect too with 148 cases in Moscow and 71 in St. Petersburg and its environs.

Lastly, the foundation says, over the past five years, censorship has occurred in 43 regions, with Moscow leading, but with places like the Komi Republic, Perm kray and Murmansk oblast also being the site of efforts at official censorship of the work of journalists, in addition, of course, to the much wider practice of self-censorship.

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Anonymous Oct. 9, 2010, 6:44 p.m.    

...also Azarov's demand to end political satire. POR, what a bunch of humourless poor sports.

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Anonymous Oct. 9, 2010, 8:21 p.m.    

Kuchma, Yanukovych, and Putin realize that you can get more by murdering than by censoring. Check out the list of journalists killed in Russia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia

and in Ukraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Timeline_of_reporters_killed_in_Ukraine

FOR EVERY JOURNALIST KILLED, A HUNDRED FALL SILENT. SO, WHO NEEDS CENSORSHIP?

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2010, 9:02 a.m.    

Is poll censorship next?

Or will they just rig them like the 2004 Yanukovych vote?

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2010, 4:38 p.m.    

only 5.1% of the respondents said they are convinced it is fully non-existent

whereas 10.4% said there is full freedom of speech

84.5% believe what?

What about the rest?

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