Russian blogger: The rude song about Putin is a development of the Pentagon’s political technologists

You know what I think about the rude song about Putin (“Putin – h***lo, la-la-la”), which they are actively trying to present in the Ukrainian segment of the Russian-language Internet as a national song of Ukraine?

This is no national song. It is most likely to be a secret development of American political technologists from the Pentagon. And it was created to zombify the population… no, not of Ukraine, but of RUSSIA! By means of constant repetition, the Russians are being subconsciously coerced into thinking that “Putin is (insert rude word).” As is known, if a person is constantly told that they are a swine, sooner or later they will start behaving like one. Continue reading

Immunity to censure 

Vitaliy Dudin, for the competition “Stop censure! Citizens for free states”

When shots are heard, the provision of human rights is always problematic. And the rights such as freedom of speech in our country are not considered rights at all. This is especially noticeable today, when perception only knows the difference between black and white.

Are Ukrainian mass media free? Their economical dependence on private owners seems critical. Oligarchs control up to 80% of the media market. Is there anything bad in this? I doubt that any national mass medium would even allow to begin a discussion on this topic. Continue reading

Seventh International MediaBarCamp to be held in Lithuania on May 1-4, 2014

On May 1-4, 2014, the seventh International MediaBarCamp dedicated to usingnew features of Internet media and to the development of media activism will be held in Lithuania. On May 10, 2014 it will be 20 years since the establishment of the Belarusian national domain .BY, so MediaBarCamp 2014 is the main event dedicated to this date. MediaBarCamp 2014 is organised by Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC).

The main purpose of Мediabarcamp 2014 is to exchange experience in the use of Internet for social and cultural projects of all different varieties. We invite all participants (media, public and political organizations etc.) to present their online projects and to find like-minded people. Additionally, you will be able to share your experience of raising funds for web projects or learn from the experience of others (self-financing, external, or collective financing etc.).

The last day of registration is April 7, 2014. Follow http://mediabarcamp.com/2014/03/3164/ for more info!

 

Journalists in Sevastopol beaten by Russians assaulting Ukrainian military unit

Journalists in Sevastopol were severely beaten during the attack on the Ukrainian military unit #2355 on March 7.

Lilya Budjurova wrote on FB:

Ukrainian journalists that were near the military unit #2355 (tactical unit “Krym”) were assaulted by “Aksenov’s combatants”. The journalists were severely beaten, the car in which Yelena Mekhanik was in was chased. They smashed the car and took away the cameras.

Ukrainska Pravda reports that apart from Yelena Mekhanik, journalist Andriy Tapliyenko and two more cameramen from “Inter” were in the car.

Dmitriy Belotserkovets, coordinator of the youth organisation in the UDAR party, wrote on FB:

I will start writing emotionally… but I have never seen such Fascism-Nazism-Genocide in my life. I was present during the raid of [Ukrainian] military unit #2355…Russian troops smashed the gates of the unit, and between 40 and 50 soldiers of Russian army made it inside.

They blocked the unit commander, and then they were ordered to leave… a so-called “self-defense” secured their retreat, but in in fact those were the Berkut riot police… who men who began to sweep the journalists. I have not seen such a menacing tyranny towards journalists… they made a bloodied mess… the journalists were beaten, finished off laying on the ground, pure revenge from Berkut to reporters. A broadcasting journalist from [Ukrainian] Channel 5 was severely beaten along with a Russian journalist; here is Russian democracy in action on the territory of Ukraine. Then they started looting, robbed everyone in sight, taking their phones, tablets, even bummed a wallet from someone.

I do not want my city mired in this lawlessness, this genocide against dissidents, it’s high time for the government to restore order!!!

I ask everyone to inform others about this genocide against people, it i not difficult to understand what awaits Sevastopol in the future! Complete anhiliation of free people and their freedom of opinion!

It will all come true if we do not stop them!

In addition, as per Russian TV Channel “Dozhd”, the Russian journalist Pavel Nikulin also was beaten during the assault. He was beaten to blood, but headed off to the hospital by himself.

Nikulin is right on this photo. He writes under the nickname @mrzff

Nikulin is the correspondent of the online edition “Russkaya Planeta”. During the last few days he was in Crimea, from where he reported on the events to different media outlets.

This is a video that remains from the assault.

As of 00:11, Lilya Burdzunova informed that Mekhanik together with the cameraman are in the Emergency hospital. “They say she is fine,” she wrote. Among the journalists that were injured is the director of TV Channel 5 Anton Loktionov. His fingers are broken, as Tetyana Danylenko on FB, the presenter of this channel, on facebook.

Another video of the assault is here.

Source: Pravda.com.ua