Stop Detaining Foreign Journalists

Target: Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Justice, Ukraine

Goal: Allow foreign journalists to report on stories without fearing arrest or expulsion.

Foreign journalists in Ukraine have been arrested and expelled from the country for engaging in “anti-Ukrainian propaganda.” According to Human Rights Watch, journalists from both Spain and Russia have been detained by authorities and forcibly removed from the country for trying to report on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

By detaining and expelling foreign journalists, Ukraine’s government is blatantly going against human rights laws it vowed to protect and defend. As a member of the European Convention on Human Rights, the nation must protect journalists and their right to freedom of speech.

More journalists will be barred from doing their jobs if these actions continue. Sign the petition and demand that the Ukrainian government stop detaining and expelling foreign journalists.


Dear Minister Petrenko,

Several foreign journalists have been detained and forcibly removed from your country. They’ve been banned from returning for several years and have been accused of disseminating “propaganda.”

These actions go against all of the human rights laws your nation vowed to protect as a member of the European Convention on Human Rights. I ask that you stop detaining and expelling journalists and allow them to freely and safely do their jobs.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mstyslav Chernov

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One Comment

  1. Let all the journalists go! They should be free to write the truth. These are the Human Rights Laws you agree too. Set them free. Let them do their jobs!

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