The international organization for protection of rights of mass media are obliged to stand up for correspondents of the Russian television channel " Star " Andrei Sosenkova And Anton Malyshev, abducted in Ukraine, the head of the international Department of the Federation Council Mikhail Margelov.
correspondents disappeared after a search, conducted by the national guard under Ukraine on the way to Slavyansk, they ceased to contact on the last working day of the week day. Susenkov And Malyshev was going to cover the inauguration of Peter Poroshenko. They tied on suspicion of monitoring checkpoint security forces And the collection of information about him. Authorized media were transferred to the employees of the SBU. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that the detainees correspondents are in the Kharkiv region And there is reason to hope for Their early release.
" The rights of journalists And freedom of the press is protected by many international organizations, for example, the international Association of news newspaper publications, the Committee to protect correspondents, international press Institute, And So on, But until now have not seen public protests of these organizations against the seizure Ukraine Russian correspondents, " said Margelov on Sunday. According to him, the fact that the television channel " Star " had specially written to the international journalistic community, testifies about the fact, because it is the Commonwealth protects the Rights of their colleagues only selectively.
However, there is a special " European Charter for media freedom ", which in 2009 in Hamburg has developed editors 46 of the leading media in 19 European countries, said the Senator. It is not surprising that the document written by the masters of the pen, don't allow double interpretations. And there, for example, said: " the right of journalists And media outlets on the collection And dissemination of information And opinions may be subjected to threats, limited or be punished ", - noticed the head of the Department.
" Different there " national guards "yell " Ukraine CE Europe, any ignorance is excusable. But Kyiv-the authorities in the European Union are torn And even a superficial acquaintance with this And other documents on the same subject they be obliged ", - noticed the Margelov. Expert Commonwealth noted certain steps leading to a peaceful resolution of the fall in Ukraine. But if the Ukrainian side is not in words but in deeds will go to this side, the correspondents are required to be released, moreover immediately, he concluded.