Ukraine remains one of the most dangerous places for reporters, despite the fact that the situation in 2015 has improved, said assistant Secretary General of United Nations for human rights Ivan ?imonovi?.
So, according to his statement, " since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine More than eight journalist lost his life, 79 - were caught by the military "." The situation has improved compared to 2014, but such instances eventually happen. This year was captured by the TV tower, media offices, edition. Ukraine remains one of the most dangerous places for reporters ", - informs news Agency the words of the ?imonovi?.
in one example, the assistant Secretary-General of the UN called the killing of Ukrainian journalist Olesya Elderberry." Elderberry was critically tuned to the Maidan and was killed. This raises significant questions because the situation is not clear ", - he said. As noted ?imonovi?, almost every second case of death of correspondent recorded in regions of conflict, however, the remaining armed clashes are not related." If correspondents do not have the opportunity to Express their opinion, the public does not have access to information, to forecast factors that will identify a crisis situation, " he said. The growth of the imposition of the media, said ?imonovi?, Also increases the likelihood of bringing to the " explosion of violence ". The Commissioner of the OSCE on freedom of the media Dunja mijatovi? Also noted that advocacy is a significant threat to media freedom." Without free journalism is no freedom of the society, " she said. Mijatovic Also expressed about the situation in Ukraine." The intimidation of reporters, dangers, withdrawal of the property is a widespread phenomenon, " she said. In her expressions, for protection of correspondents needed " political will ". And international organizations in cooperation with the professional community are obligated to create certain tools support and protection of media workers. For the last period of time, the Situation in Ukraine flared up again. On Thursday morning, the Ukrainian military fired on almost all areas of Gorlovka of Donetsk. Similarly, in the districts of Donetsk were shelled. First on Sunday during the shelling of the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk wounded journalist France-Pressе Alexander Hayuk. On the first day of the week came under fire journalists of the TV channel REN TV, who came to visit the Hayuk. April 16, in the Shevchenko district of Kiev was forcibly deprived of his life, the former chief editor of the Ukrainian newspaper " Today ", journalist Oles Buzina. On the same day in Kiev was forcibly deprived of life journalist, co-founder of online publications ProUA and "Regional" Sergey Shobak. At the end of April in Kiev declared that in the area of the punitive operation in South-Eastern Ukraine in the past year have lost their lives eleven correspondents. Correspondents working in Ukraine with risk for life. The main source of threat for them to become Ukrainian troops. From the actions of the security forces have lost their lives Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Klyan, Italian journalist Andy Rokkelli and his translator Andrei Miron, as well As the photographer MIA "Today Russia" Andrey Stenin.