Ukrainian website shuts down after leaking journalists' personal data

Source : 112 Ukraine

Website 'Myrotvorets' leaked phone numbers of journalists who worked in militant occupied territories in eastern Ukraine
11:40, 13 May 2016

On Friday morning, service “Myrotvorets” has published a message informing, that it stops working.

“Considering the reaction to the publication of the list of journalists accredited by terrorist organization “DPR”, demands of the Ombudsman for human rights V. Lutkovska, the constantly concerned and worried European Union, anti-Ukrainian journalists in Ukraine led by Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine T. Popova, “Myrotvorets” Center has made an uneasy decision to shut down the website”, - the message reads.

It has also been reported, that currently, staff of the center are archiving the existing information, which they promised to make available for the public.

Later, Member of Ukrainian parliament Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the closing of the website on his Facebook.

“After accusations of publication of personal information, as well as in connection to demands of the EU representative to block data of the website, the group of anonymous hackers – patriots of Ukraine has made a decision to close the “Myrotvorets” project”, - Gerashchenko wrote.

Earlier, on May 10, “Myrotvorets” published a list of journalists, who received accreditation in the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”). Several thousand Ukrainian and international journalists appear in the list (AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, Reuters, France 24, Sky-news, CNN, Associated Press, The Guardian and etc.).

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