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.
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”