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This article is about the Ukrainian newspaper. For the Russian communications satellites, see Ekspress.

Ekspres (Ukrainian: Експрес) is a Ukrainian language Lviv-based, daily broadsheet newspaper founded in 1992.[1][2] It claims to be the biggest newspaper in Ukraine in Ukrainian in terms of circulation.[1] Its popularity is based in Western Ukraine.[1]

According to Ekspres employees and IFEX Ekspres has been subjected to intimidation by the Judicial system of Ukraine and the Ukrainian police over recent years.[3][1] In February 2012 the International Press Institute "condemned alleged attempts by local officials to gag Ekspres".[4] The Ministry of Revenues and Duties denied such allegations in August 2013.[5]

The newspapers editorial office was shot at three times in 2009.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Leading Ukrainian newspaper Express says it was blocked by tax inspectors, Interfax-Ukraine (14 August 2013)
  2. ^ (Ukrainian) Lviv media, Комментарии (15 September 2004)
  3. ^ Court decision threatens future of country's largest newspaper, IFEX (10 February 2012)
    Newspaper journalists complain of police harassment, intimidation, IFEX (14 April 2010)
    Lviv police dealing with ‘bugs’ in apartment of journalist of Express newspaper, Interfax-Ukraine (8 January 2013)
  4. ^ IPI Condemns Pressure on Ukraine Newspaper, International Press Institute (10 February 2012)
  5. ^ Income Ministry calls reports about pressure on Lviv newspaper Express as unreasonable, Interfax-Ukraine (15 August 2013)
  6. ^ Shots fired at office of daily "Express" for third time in six months, IFEX (26 October 2009)
    Embraced by Lawlessness, The Ukrainian Week (8 February 2013)

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