On September 18, The Independent reported on the involvement of the European Court of Human Rights in the controversial case of RFE/RL investigative reporter Natalia Sedletska, who is seeking to overturn a Ukrainian court order to hand over her mobile telephone data from June 2016 to November 2017 to the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office.
Belsat.eu cited RFE/RL reporting that German doctors treating Pussy Riot collective member Pyotr Verzilov have said that he was probably poisoned, and a Moscow newspaper reports a possible connection with the killing of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) in July.
On September 14-16, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Straits Times cited RFE/RL reporting on Russian television coverage of the two men accused by the U.K. of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
We Are The Mighty re-posted an article by RFE/RL’s Christopher Miller on statements by U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, Amb. Kurt Volker, that the U.S. is considering sending more lethal weaponry to Kyiv to build up its naval and air defenses.
On September 13, PEN America and Ukrinform cited an article by RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak on the center-right European People’s Party nominating jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov for the EU parliament’s annual Sakharov Prize, which honors individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms.
On September 11, National Review cited an article by RFE/RL’s Thomas Kent on the looming threat of “deep fake” videos, as well as an article by RFE/RL’s Golnaz Esfandiari on the deepening economic crisis in Iran.
From September 5-9, the U.S. Embassy Kyiv, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Daily Mail, France 24, EU-OCS, Kyiv Post, UNIAN, Ukrainian Weekly, Interfax-Ukraine, OCCRP, and The FCPA Blog reported and reacted to a Ukrainian court’s approval of the prosecutor-general’s request for the cellphone data of RFE/RL Ukrainian Service reporter Natalia Sedletska.