The press: how Russia destroyed media freedom in Crimea

This book discusses the curtailing of freedom of speech and persecution of journalists in Crimea after its occupation by the Russian Federation.

This book contains documented evidence from more than two dozen journalists, editors, media owners and representatives of international organizations about beatings, damage and seizure of equipment, illegal detention, violent disappearance, tortures, threats, denial of accreditation, «blacklisting», institution of fabricated criminal cases, fines and other types of pressure and intimidation against journalists in Crimea.

For four years since Russia invaded Crimea, none of these crimes have been investigated by the de facto “Crimean authorities” and the perpetrators have not been prosecuted. At the same time, Ukrainian authorities instituted a number of criminal cases based on the described circumstances.

This book is designed for a wide range of readers, including representatives of the mass media, civil society, law enforcement agencies, academia and international organizations.

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Authors: Yuriy Lukanov