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    Media freedom declining in Europe, free-press advocate warns
    Sep22

    Media freedom declining in Europe, free-press advocate warns

    WARSAW — A leading advocate for media freedom warned Tuesday that the climate for journalists in Europe is deteriorating as governments react to political crises with restrictions that include physical harassment, bans on freedom of movement and limits on freedom of expression. Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the Organization...

    High-profile trial of Ukrainian officer begins in Russia
    Sep22

    High-profile trial of Ukrainian officer begins in Russia

    Russian investigators allege that Savchenko, who served in a volunteer battalion fighting alongside government troops against Russia-backed rebels, provided the coordinates for a mortar attack that killed the journalists in June 2014. Savchenko, who spent 83 days on a hunger strike to protest her detention, has become a hero figure for Ukrainians...

    OSCE Envoy Regrets Lack of Progress in Ukraine Talks
    Sep22

    OSCE Envoy Regrets Lack of Progress in Ukraine Talks

    OSCE envoy upset by intransigence of Russia-backed rebels in talks with Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    OSCE Official: Media Freedom Declining in Europe
    Sep22

    OSCE Official: Media Freedom Declining in Europe

    A leading advocate for media freedom warned Tuesday that the climate for journalists in Europe is deteriorating as governments react to political crises with restrictions that include physical harassment, bans on freedom of movement and limits on freedom of expression. Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the Organization for...

    President Poroshenko calls for Ukraine to join NATO
    Sep22

    President Poroshenko calls for Ukraine to join NATO

    Ryan MaassKIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 22 (UPI) — Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is calling for his government to seek full membership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. …read more Source: United Press...

    Turkey Alarmed Over Russian Military Buildup in Syria
    Sep22

    Turkey Alarmed Over Russian Military Buildup in Syria

    The condemnation came as U.S. officials said they were still trying to fathom Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Syria – whether his military objective is to help battle against Islamic State extremists, as Moscow claims, or to strike at rebel fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, a Russian ally. Turkish...

    Ukraine’s Security Challenges and the Crisis of Global Order
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s Security Challenges and the Crisis of Global Order

    The war in Ukraine is entering a new stage. Although the shelling has stopped as of earlier this month, Russian troops in our country are attempting to implement Vladimir Putin’s strategy of undermining Ukraine’s independence and freedom. In response to this aggression, Ukraine mobilized its people, built up its military and is now...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Amid Crimea Road Blockade, Moscow Threatens Revolt As Crimean Tatars Protest Human Rights Violations
    Sep22

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Amid Crimea Road Blockade, Moscow Threatens Revolt As Crimean Tatars Protest Human Rights Violations

    Hundreds of trucks containing perishable goods intended to be delivered to Crimea were stuck on the Ukrainian side of the border after the mainland route from the annexed peninsula continued Tuesday to be blocked blocked by a throng of ethnic Muslims native to the region, local media reported. The economic blockade began Sunday in the latest...

    Free press advocate warns media freedom on decline in Europe
    Sep22

    Free press advocate warns media freedom on decline in Europe

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading advocate for media freedom warned Tuesday that the climate for journalists in Europe is deteriorating as governments react to political crises with restrictions that include physical harassment, bans on freedom of movement and limits on freedom of expression. Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the...

    Russia may launch ‘demonstrative’ strikes in support of Assad’s regime in Syria ahead of Putin’s UN appearance
    Sep22

    Russia may launch ‘demonstrative’ strikes in support of Assad’s regime in Syria ahead of Putin’s UN appearance

    ‘All Russian policy in Syria is very clearly directed at overcoming international isolation because of Ukraine,’ one expert said of Putin’s increasing isolation …read more Source: Vancouver...