17 Feb 2017 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 12 May 2016 n° 55/2016 Ukraine

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

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryOther acts having chilling effects on media freedom
Partner EFJ/IFJ Index IPI
Partner EFJ/IFJ Index IPI
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.
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