Journalists who are trying to tell the truth, are either killed, or imprisoned, or they (as is happening now with the channel that wanted to hold such a landmark television meeting) are being repressed. Their lives are threatened by nationalists, who are a minority in Ukraine, but they rule the ball. This is sad, but once again shows that after the presidential elections, the situation in Ukraine has not changed, it remains the same.
The independent organisation Freedom House stated in its last report that the media landscape in Ukraine features considerable pluralism and open criticism of the government. "However, business magnates with varying political interests own and influence many outlets, using them as tools to advance their agendas," stressed Freedom House.
According to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), Ukraine rose five places in the listing and is now 102nd among 180 countries. Reporters Without Borders (RWB) explained that this “improvement” was connected to the decreased number of attacks on journalists in 2016 (their statistics appear outdated). And the rest of the RWB indicators showed that freedom of speech is far from flourishing in Ukraine.