EU urges Ukraine to investigate website leak of journalists' personal data

Source : 112 Ukraine

The EU appealed for the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine to do whatever it takes to ensure that the data brought out by the journalists have been withdrawn and is no longer published
17:49, 24 May 2016

The European Union requires that the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine carry out a proper investigation in the case of an Internet resource, "Myrotvorets". This was announced by the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski and Ambassador of Germany to Ukraine Christoph Weil during a meeting with the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, said the European Union in Ukraine press-service representative on their Facebook page.

At the same time the EU representatives noted that Ukrainian law enforcement authorities should take all necessary steps to ensure that all personal data of journalists that has been released on the website of " Myrotvorets" are withdrawn.

Besides Tombinski and Weil urged law enforcement officers to take not to publish such content no more, and the Ukrainian government to provide the necessary protection to all journalists, who were disclosed in the list of online resources, as they began to receive threats.

As reported today on May 24, an Internet service publishes updated information about journalists who have received accreditation in the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic". The list includes data on 293 employees of foreign mass media from 59 countries. In particular, some of them are journalists from Austria, Germany, Georgia, Brazil and Iraq. However there are no representatives of the Russian media.

Related: Ukrainian website leaks more Donbas war journalists’ data

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