Repressions against Crimean journalists discussed during UN Conference

Source : 112 Ukraine

Self-proclaimed authorities in annexed Crimea open criminal proceedings against numerous Crimean journalists
16:10, 21 October 2015

October 20, Crimean journalist, member of the committee of "Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine" Anna Andrievska, gave a speech at a conference at the Palais des Nations (UN office) in Geneva. She stated about repressions against her colleagues in the annexed Crimea,

“Despite the fact that Crimea remains a part of Ukraine, and is annexed though, Russian laws work here.  Many criminal proceedings against journalists were opened already," Andrievska said. She also added that she also became a victim: authorities have opened a criminal case on the charges of "Public appeals to violate the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation" against her. 

The discussion was held within the framework of the Geneva Conference "The role of media in preventing and combating national, racial and religious hatred, aimed on discrimination, hostility or violence". Ukrainian and Russian journalists also presented the reports on the state of freedom of speech in their countries.

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