In 2016 Ukraine took the 38th place on the charts Internet freedom status " not completely free ", and at the same time in 2012, during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, the country ranked 27-th line.
according to the international human rights organization freedom house, in Ukraine continue to limit access to certain information, as well as the arrest of bloggers and active participants, reports the Ukrainian magazine " News ".
Despite the fact that the media market of Ukraine continues to grow, it affects economic stagnation and military operations on the Donbass. Because of this, the majority of the Ukrainian Internet resources lend themselves to censorship. While Russia is in the chart of Internet freedom under the assumption of freedom house in 2016, took 65th place (in 2015 was ranked 62-th position). Remember, the last time the state of freedom of speech in Ukraine is a growing concern among human rights activists and international observers. So, on September 4 in Kiev burned the building, which is the TV channel " inter ". Running line on TV channel "inter" stated that committed the arson, in which the produced information programs of the channel, destroyed a television Studio. The head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the attack on the TV channel "inter" has made the former Soldiers. Mass media of America later noted that against correspondents in Ukraine started a real "massacre" and an inadequate reaction of the Ukrainian authorities, said the unwillingness and inability to really deal with threats in the media. In September, television channel "112 Ukraine" said about the continuing pressure from the Ukrainian authorities, for example, the attempts of its sale to businessmen. At the end of October, the Ministry of information policy sent a letter to the media in which officials indicate as necessary to cover the events associated with the self-proclaimed in the East of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. For example, officials expressed concern that different Ukrainian media spread information about as-if of belonging, security service, or in person of the President of Petro Poroshenko to the destruction of the commander of the militia DND Arsene Pavlov, better known under the Callsign " Motorola ".