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July 1, 2014

IFJ urges Ukraine to investigate killing of Russian cameraman in Donetsk

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today urged authorities in Ukraine to investigate an incident in which a Russian cameraman was shot dead in the city of Donetsk. Media reports said that Anatoly Klyan who worked for the Russian public television, Channel One, was fatally wounded in the stomach when the convoy he was travelling in came under fire reportedly from Ukrainian forces. “This is one killing too many in Ukraine which only increases concerns of indiscriminate attacks... MORE
July 1, 2014

Russian cameraman killed in eastern Ukraine

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the killing Sunday in the Donetsk region of Anatoly Klyan , a cameraman with the Russian state-owned broadcaster Pervy Kanal (Channel One). Klyan, 68, died at a local hospital where he was treated for a gun wound to his abdomen, local and international press reported. Klyan, a Russian citizen, is the sixth journalist or media worker killed in Ukraine since violence erupted with the February ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych, CPJ... MORE
July 1, 2014

IFJ / EFJ welcome agreement between unions to support media covering Ukraine

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have welcomed an agreement reached by representatives of their Ukrainian and Russian journalists’ unions to co-operate on steps to increase journalists’ safety and professionalism in Ukraine as they met again last Friday, 27 June, in Vienna. The meeting was hosted by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media with the purpose of forging a plan to improve the situation for media working in and... MORE
June 28, 2014

Journalists, media outlets remain in the crosshairs in eastern Ukraine

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned continued pressure on the media in the eastern Ukraine region of Donetsk and called on separatists to allow journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. "The reporting of independent news from Eastern Ukraine is critical for local residents as well as for regional and global policymakers," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Programme Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "We call on all sides in the conflict in Donetsk to allow journalists to... MORE
June 19, 2014

Journalist, sound engineer killed in eastern Ukraine

The International Press Institute (IPI) Wednesday called on all parties to take greater care to ensure the safety of journalists in eastern Ukraine following the death Tuesday of a Russian correspondent and his sound engineer near Luhansk. AP reported that Igor Kornelyuk , a correspondent with the state-owned Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company , and two colleagues, sound engineer Anton Voloshin and cameraman Viktor Denisov , came under mortar fire while reporting from a... MORE
June 18, 2014

Russian journalist and media worker killed in eastern Ukraine

A Russian journalist and a media worker died from injuries they suffered in mortar fire in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk today, according to Russian and international media reports. Igor Kornelyuk , correspondent for the state-owned broadcaster VGTRK, and Anton Voloshin , a sound engineer, were reporting on the deadly clashes between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia separatists, reports said. In a statement, VGTRK said Kornelyuk, Voloshin, and cameraman Viktor Denisov were reporting... MORE
June 7, 2014

In eastern Ukraine, newsroom burned down, teleco halts broadcasts

A local newsroom was burned down on Thursday in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine and a telecommunication company stopped broadcasting content from six Ukrainian TV channels, citing threats, according to news reports and press freedom groups. In both cases, separatists with the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) were believed to be the perpetrators, the reports said. "The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the self-appointed officials of the Donetsk People's Republic to stop... MORE
June 4, 2014

Journalists targeted as unrest in eastern Ukraine intensifies

As Ukrainians headed to the polls on 25 May in snap elections that were commended by international observers for largely upholding democratic commitments, turmoil in eastern Ukraine saw an increase in violence against journalists. A day before the elections, Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian interpreter Andrey Mironov were killed while covering the fighting in Slavyansk, while on 25 May, separatists took two journalists hostage – Viacheslav Bondarenko and Maksym Osovsky... MORE
June 3, 2014

Journalists, editors detained in Crimea, eastern Ukraine

At least five journalists in Crimea and mainland Ukraine were detained today, two of whom were still being held, by Russian authorities and pro-Russia separatists, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detentions and urged all sides of the crisis in Ukraine to allow journalists to do their job without fear of reprisal. In Crimea, a southern Ukrainian region that was annexed by Russia in March, regional authorities beat and detained Sergey Mokrushin ,... MORE
May 29, 2014

In Ukraine, another journalist missing, newsroom destroyed

Three local and international journalists are missing or being held hostage in eastern Ukraine, while unidentified assailants burned down the offices of a newspaper. The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Ukrainian authorities to ensure the safety of journalists covering the crisis. "All sides in Ukraine's continuing crisis are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of journalists. We call on anyone holding a journalist against his or her will to release them immediately... MORE

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