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The Sunday Show: Kyiv Pride, Azerbaijani Journalist Kidnapped, Expectations For Poroshenko-Trump Meeting
18 June, 2017

This Week On The Sunday Show:

✅ A Close Look At Kyiv Pride 2017

Kyiv held its 2017 pride parade the morning of June 18. Thousands of people came to the event, which is also called the Equality March, to draw attention to the rights of LGBTI people in Ukraine and to overcome discrimination and violence against them. Hromadske speaks with attendee and European Parliament Member Rebecca Harms and Kyiv Pride Organizer Anna Dovgopol about their impressions of this year's event.

Featuring guests:

Rebecca Harms, Member Of The European Parliament, @rebharms

Anna Dovgopol, Member Of Kyivpride 2017 Organization Committee, @KyivPride2017

✅ Azerbaijani Journalist Kidnapped in Georgia

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was kidnapped from Tbilisi, Georgia and brought to Azerbaijan. Under arrest and charged with illegally crossing the border and smuggling, his kidnapping and arrest has brought protest from the international community. How did this occur? Why was Mukhtarli targeted? Who’s responsible for this abduction? What steps have Georgian investigators taken to bring those responsible to account? Hromadske meets with Leyla Mustafayeva, the wife of Afgan Mukhtarli, to find out.

Featuring guests:

Leyla Mustafayeva, Wife Of Meydan TV Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

✅ President Poroshenko Meets President Trump: What To Expect?

The upcoming meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump has the international community wondering what will be on the agenda. Hromadske speaks to the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Centre, John Herbst, to get a sense of the future direction of US policy towards Ukraine, and the state of current US-Russia and Russia-Trump relations.

Featuring guests:

John Herbst, Director of the Atlantic Council Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Centre, @JohnEdHerbst

✅ Human Rights in Eastern Ukraine, Examined

Since April 2014, the conflict has raged on between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian Armed Forces in the east of Ukraine. Nevertheless, crossing the contact line has become a part of the everyday lives of individuals on both sides. With the onset of summer and the anticipated trend of violence escalation, there are many concerns about the direction of living conditions and the Ukrainian stance on pensioners residing in occupied areas. Hromadske discusses these concerns, the conflict, and the human rights situation with the head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Fiona Frazer.

Featuring guests:

Fiona Frazer, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

✅ Secretary Albright Explains Why Democracies Need Female Empowerment

Hromadske journalist Zhanna Bezpiatchuk met with the first female US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Kyiv to discuss her time as Secretary of State, her hopes for democracy and her recommendations for women in politics in Central-Eastern Europe and around the world. Secretary Albright, whose family immigrated to the US from Czechoslovakia in 1948, served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations before becoming Secretary of State in 1997.

Featuring guests:

Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (1997-2001)