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- Most covered free expression issues in this country
In spite of the generally high quality of legislation, the reality of implementation is less impressive. Citizens may freely express their views, and collect and disseminate information, but access to free and pluralistic media and to public information held by the authorities is inadequate. Journalists’ working conditions are not secure enough to work safely and remedies for violations of journalists’ rights or attacks on journalists are ineffective.
The Institute of Mass Information has created a map highlighting press freedom violations related to the October 28 parliamentary election.
Government officials play down incidents of violence against journalists, claim most attacks "not work-related"
"Negative tendencies" towards suppression of freedom of expression follow Viktor Yanukovych’s installation as president