Russia has committed 477 crimes against Ukrainian media since the full-scale invasion started
Russia has committed 477 crimes against Ukrainian media, including kidnapping and murder of journalists, cyber-attacks, and shelling of TV towers since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine started 11 months ago, Institute of Mass Information reports (IMI).
According to IMI data, it is known about murders of 43 journalists, and eight of them were killed while on an editorial assignment. Besides, 21 media workers were kidnapped, 14 were considered missing, 17 journalists were injured, 67 were intimidated, and one, in particular, was under legal pressure.
“Furthermore, since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, at least 208 broadcasters and print media have completely or partially suspended their operations and broadcasts in several regions due to hostilities and occupation. These are media from the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Luhansk, and Chernihiv regions,” the message reads.