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Kiev told to address press freedoms if it wants to join the EU

Ukraine is being accused of attacks on freedom of expression, journalists, imprisoning opposition leaders and failing to implement promised reforms. Reporters Without Borders says it is deeply worried about journalism in the country after Ukraine slid 10 places in its press freedom rankings last year. It's all adding up to stronger criticism from the US and EU and making it less likely that Ukraine will be able to sign an Association Agreement with the EU as planned this autumn.

By Gulliver CRAGG

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