65 ATTACKS AT UKRAINIAN JOURNALISTS IN 2019
In 2018, 71 cases of attacks on press and television workers were recorded in 10 months.
In November, 5 incidents involving the use of force against media workers were recorded. Most often, force was used against media workers in Kiev and the region – 3 cases, as well as in the Ternopil region and Nikolaev. This was announced on the personal page on the social network Facebook by the chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Sergey Tomilenko.
In just 11 months of 2019, 65 incidents of physical aggression against Ukrainian journalists were recorded. These are the monitoring data of the “Physical Security Index of Journalists of Ukraine”, which the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine conducts together with partner public organizations.
“Every month, in the Journalists’ Physical Security Index, we record more and more cases of attacks on journalists. At the same time, we want to record the precedents of effective investigations and appropriate punishments of attackers,” said the chairman of the NSJ.
In November, after special parliamentary hearings on the safety of journalists, we note that the National Police promptly responds to reports of obstruction and immediately opens the corresponding criminal proceedings. But the security situation of journalists in Ukraine remains alarming.
The Journalists Physical Security Index is a monthly monitoring of the facts of physical aggression against journalists in Ukraine. The “Index …” which is compiled jointly by the NSW and partners: OO Information Security, OO Platform Human Rights, Academy of Ukrainian Press and the Institute for the Development of Regional Press.
Information taken from: https://lenta.ua/v-2019-godu-na-ukrainskih-zhurnalistov-soversheno-65-napadeniy-31150/