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#ReportIt: Five years of impunity – what the murder of Pavel Sheremet means for journalism in Ukraine

On 20 July, 2016 Pavel Sheremet, a journalist working for online investigative newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda and Radio Vesti, was assassinated in a car explosion. Pavel Sheremet, 44, was a Belarusian…

For the sake of the public’s right to know, journalists must be granted access

From the beginning of 2017 until April 2018, 143 reports of blocked access, in which journalists were expelled from a location or prevented from speaking to a source, were submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project.

Preventing protest coverage: How Belarus controls what the public knows

“Europe’s last dictatorship” doesn’t tolerate dissent. The country’s constitution claims to protect freedom of the press, but many laws seem to contradict this.