In Ukraine, there were 44 cases of violations of journalists ‘ rights
Of the four murders of journalists in Europe, two occurred in Ukraine.
In the third quarter of 2016 in Ukraine there were 44 cases of violations of journalists ‘ rights and countering their activities, says the report Mapping Media Freedom.
A greater rate was observed only in Turkey (114 cases) and Russia (58 cases).
In General, the growth of the opposition media in the third quarter of 2016 was unprecedented. Is especially influenced by the situation in Turkey, where after the coup of 15 July, the government deprived the work of 2,500 journalists, condemned and closed 98 133 edition.
In addition, in the third quarter recorded the killing of four journalists, two of them – in Ukraine: the journalist of “the Ukrainian truth” Pavel Sheremet, which blew up in the car, and the journalist of “New region” Alexander Shchetinin, who was found shot to death in his apartment in Kiev.
The Turkish Pro-government newspaper photographer Mustafa Cambaz was shot by soldiers in Turkey and the operator of the channel “Russia-1” Andriy Nazarenko was found shot dead in his apartment in Moscow.
The report also refers to the attack on the TV channel inter and beating of the Ukrainian journalist Sergey Medyanik.
In General, the authors of the study recorded in the third quarter of 406 confirmed cases of violation of freedom of speech in Europe, an increase compared with the second quarter by 19%.
Earlier Корреспондент.net reported that the UN has said about the growth of violence against Ukrainian journalists.