IMI publishes annual results from its Freedom of Speech Barometer
January 9 – The Institute of Mass Information (IMI) published the 2022 annual results of its Freedom of Speech Barometer. IMI recorded 567 violations of freedom of speech throughout the year; 80% of the violations were committed by Russian occupying forces. Russians killed 43 media professionals including eight that were performing journalistic duties at the time. Other violations committed by Russians are murder, kidnapping, wounding of journalists, cybercrimes, attacks on TV towers, threats, attacks on media newsrooms, turning off Ukrainian broadcasting, and broadcasting aggressive Russian propaganda under Ukrainian media brands.
IMI registered 97 violations committed by domestic actors many of which were related to the exclusion of Priamyi, TV Channel 5, and Espreso from T2 digital broadcasting.
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