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was injured too. “I was filming until I was struck by police truncheon in my hand, in which I was holding my journalist ID – a useless thing, as it appeared. The hand seems undamaged, only a finger is broken.Hospitals are full of beaten people,” he wrote on Facebook.
Oleh Dereniuha, a journalist of the website “NilVesti”, was attacked at a rally in support of the ruling Party of Regions. He was filming a fight, which occurred at the rally, when a group of peoplestarted wringing the journalist’s hands and pulling him away.
on January 25
, young men wearing sports suits attacked the supporters of Euromaidan.Some journalists were injured: one of them got a head injury, another (a photographer of the channel“1+1”) got his camera broken.
soldiers of internal troops attacked Myroslav Misa, a journalist of the Radio “Liberty”, and seizedhis phone when he was filming the police frisking people on the streets. The soldiers twisted the hands of the journalist, torn his journalistic ID and threatened him.Based on materials by Institute of Mass Information and Telekritika
JOURNALISTS QUIT STATE-BACKED TV CHANNELS
Ukraine / In defense of the media / 24.01.2014
Oksana Korniichuk, the chief editor of news, and Yulia Galushka, the anchor of the “Novosti” and the “ItogiDnia” programs, are leaving the First National TV channel.According to “Telekritika”, a Ukrainian media-focused website, they both took a leave with a furtherpossibility to resign.In early December, Ihor Medelian, a special correspondent of information and analytical programs of theFirst National, and the channel’s correspondents Serhiy Lefter and Yaroslav Trakalo, quit their jobs inprotest against the channel’s editorial policy.