En Ucrania, temores de “terrorismo tecnológico” reducen libre expresión

20 September, 2017 / By Global Voices Olga Kyryliuk es una experta en Derecho Internacional con un doctorado y cofundadora de la ONG ucraniana Defensores Digitales Asociados – DDA (Партнери цифрового правозахисту en ucraniano), que se dedica a proteger los derechos humanos en línea y a promover la idea de internet libre, abierta y accesible para…

Passion over censorship

7 July, 2017 / By Mykola Riabchuk, New Eastern Europe Not long ago, the reputable Denmark-based international watchdog Freemuse, which monitors the freedom of artistic expression around the globe, published its annual report, titled “Art under threat”. One of the highlighted pieces from the report stated that “Ukraine in 2016 topped the list as the worst…

Reconstructing the power vertical: the authoritarian threat in Ukraine

June 29, 2017 / by Mikhail Minakov, Opendemocracy Eastern Europe has become a source of short- and long-term risks for the entire European continent. Inter-state conflicts, authoritarianism and illiberalism seem to permanently dwell here and increase the threats to democracy in other parts of Europe. With the commence of the Russian-Ukrainian war and annexation of…