On 31 March 2022, 36th day of war in Ukraine, Anna Murlykina, a journalist from Mariupol gave a testimony in a webinar organised by the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and Media Freedom in Strasbourg and the Council of Europe.
Anna Murlykina was born and raised in Mariupol. In 2008 she had become the Editor-in-Chief of the only independent media outlet of Mariupol at that time - the www.0629.com.ua portal. She has continuously worked at the portal since then, including during the events of 2014, trying to counter Russian propaganda.
The event was opened by Roeland Böcker, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe, Chair of the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and Media Freedom and Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists.
Closing remarks were given by Artemiza-Tatiana Chisca, Head of Media and Internet Governance Division of the Council of Europe and Mårten Ehnberg, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the Council of Europe, Vice-Chair of the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and Media Freedom.
Moderator of the event was Galyna Smirnova from the Kyiv Office of the Council of Europe.
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