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Latest update : 2013-06-12

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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2015-03-04 France

French Muslims refuse to be scapegoats for extremists

Since three French Islamists killed 17 people in Paris in January, there's been a sharp spike in Islamophobic incidents across the country. In the southern French city of Toulon,...

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2015-03-03 Denmark

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Just two years ago, it was ranked as the happiest country in the world by the United Nations. But since the Copenhagen shootings two weeks ago, Denmark has lost some of its...

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2015-03-02 China

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2015-02-27 Qatar

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