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Scorecard: UKRAINE

Positives:

  • Assaults on journalists decline slightly.

  • Suspects charged, tried in Gongadze slaying.

  • Government stops issuing directives dictating news coverage.

  • Advertising market is growing.

Negatives:

  • Judicial system remains politicized.

  • Prosecution in Gongadze case does not include suspected masterminds.

  • Pending bill would make libel a criminal offense.

  • Yushchenko has not followed through on promises to reform state media.


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