Following the start of Putin’s aggression against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, partner organisations of the CoE Safety of Journalists Platform have been documenting attacks on journalists, as well as restrictions on accurate coverage of the war.
As of July 8, 2022, at least 12 journalists and media workers have been killed, either covering the war or because of their status, and at least 13 have been injured. At least one journalist and media worker is in detention.
Platform Partner condemn the threats to the lives and safety of our colleagues:
Yevheniy Sakun, Brent Renaud, Pierre Zakrzewski, Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Oksana Baulina, Maks Levin, Mantas Kvedaravičius, Roman Nezhyborets, Zoreslav Zamoysky, Yevgeny Bal, Ihor Hudenko, Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff. In detention: Dmytro Khilyuk
See: CoE special report and overview of Alerts around the world.
- Channel 4, London, 23, 22: Through Putin’s eyes
- Channel 4, 24/02/22: All out war declared – special report
- Guardian, London 10/08/22:Ukraine news today – Nine Russian planes destroyed in Crimea