Personal Details of Thousands of Journalists Posted on Ukrainian Website over Accreditation with Rebels

Update: 17 Feb 2017 State replied
Year 12 May 2016 Country Ukraine Category E. Other acts having chilling effects on media freedom Source of threat Non-state Partner EFJ/IFJ , Index , IPI Alert level Level 2
12 May 2016 Ukraine E. Other acts having chilling effects on media freedom Non-state EFJ/IFJ , Index , IPI Level 2

A Ukrainian organisation called the “Research centre of elements of crimes against national security (Myrotvorets)” has published on its website thousands of personal details of journalists who it claims have accreditation with rebels movements in the east of the country. The details include names, employers, emails addresses and mobiles phone numbers of over 4000 journalists, including 36 Ukrainians and foreign. The publication of this data has been condemned by Ukrainian journalists who consider this as an attempt to intimidate journalists from seeking access to rebel-held areas in Ukraine for fear of being accused of treason or facing mob violence in the country.

State replies

17 Feb 2017 : Reply from the Government of Ukraine


13 May 2016 : The Secretary General writes to the President of Ukraine.
12 May 2016 : OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media expresses concern about journalists’ safety in Ukraine
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