PACE slammed attacks on journalists in Ukraine
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called Ukraine “to ensure the effective investigation of all attacks against journalists”. PACE approved its annual progress report of monitoring procedure, which criticizes, inter alia, the periodic attacks on journalists in Ukraine, as “Euvropeyska Pravda” reported.
This was reported by European Truth.
The PACE also called “to ensure the compliance with the obligations to protect the linguistic rights of national minorities”.
The report also expressed concern about “the persistent shortcomings in the reforms of the judiciary and the justice system and the still limited results in the fight against the widespread corruption in the country”.
At the same time, the report praised “the efforts by the Ukrainian authorities to establish and ensure the functioning of the institutions to fight corruption in the country as well as the cease-fire agreement following the agreement of the Trilateral Contact Group dated 27 July 2020, which enacted additional measures to strengthen the regime of a full and comprehensive ceasefire.”
As IMI reported, 229 cases of violations of freedom of speech were recorded by IMI experts in Ukraine this year. Of these, 171 cases involved physical aggression against journalists.