Country sees a clampdown on independent media and civil society as CSTO troops arrive and a weakened president scrambles to entrench his grip on power.
Rights groups fear that a bill framed to safeguard children could limit free speech and intensify government control.
Using foul language or “hurting the dignity” of public figures could lead to up to three months in jail.
In a world still consumed by the pandemic, the classic role of the press remains as essential – and as under attack – as ever.
Anyone associated with the protests risks arrest, and no one knows where they are taken.
Prosecutions, house arrest and travel bans among multiple threats deployed by the state.
“The more we fight for transparency, the more it will help people be accountable.”
How local journalists are working to stop radicals exploiting the pandemic as a recruitment tool.
Poor management and few financing options mean that most outlets are in thrall to political powers.
Are Kyiv’s sanctions against pro-Russian TV channels and social networks a violation of free speech or essential to fight disinformation?