IPI calls on authorities to investigate recent incidents targeting journalists from ‘Nashi Hroshi’ and ‘Bihus.info’, two outlets known for exposing corruption in Ukraine.
In addition to his 8.5 year prison sentence, Aleksandr Nozdrinov will be banned from media-related activities for 4 years when he is eventually released.
Mediatopol in south-east Ukraine: officially a journalism school, in reality a propaganda school in the service of the Kremlin
“We denounce the use of such methods, which aim to integrate Ukrainian territories by means of a media landscape controlled by the occupation authorities” – RSF
“Deliberately targeting journalists, shelling their facilities, and engaging in arbitrary detentions and torture clearly violate international humanitarian law and press freedom.”
Since Russia’s invasion began, Press Freedom Centers opened in Ukraine by Reporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Information have provided support to 1,300 journalists and media outlets.
Russian authorities deported to Russia a wrongfully imprisoned Ukrainian rights defender and civic journalist, Iryna Danylovych, and are denying her access to medical treatment in custody.
Unidentified individuals attacked Sedov on 12 July, knocking him unconscious and trampling on his right hand, breaking two of his fingers.
IPI’s War in Ukraine Press Freedom Tracker documents attacks on journalists, acts of censorship, arrests, criminal charges, and repressive new media legislation.
According to reports, the journalists were fired on by Russian snipers in Kherson. Both were wearing ‘Press’ badges.
“We urge the international community to support all Ukrainian efforts to investigate these crimes and ensure that the deliberate targeting of Ukrainian cultural heritage by the Russian regime is included in national accountability mechanisms as well as the international commission of inquiry for Ukraine.”
“The vast majority of these attacks have been perpetrated by Russian forces or authorities, underscoring that Putin’s war against Ukraine is also a war against the press” – International Press Institute
Data collected by Reporters Without Borders and the Institute for Mass Information presents the true cost to journalism in Ukraine of Russia’s invasion.
Russian invaders distributed a clone of “Ridne Prybuzhzhia” in Mykolaiv oblast to promote a pseudo-referendum on the accession of Kherson oblast and Snigurivka, Mykolayiv oblast, to Russia.
Opposition politician sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for criticising Russian atrocities in Ukraine
The prosecution brought charges of disseminating “false information” about Russian armed forces “motivated by political hatred” against Ilya Yashin for speaking out via social media about Russian atrocities in Bucha. Yashin was also banned from using the internet for an additional four years.