On September 11 in Warsaw, at the annual meeting of OSCE dedicated to human dimension (activities of the organization related to human rights and democracy), executive director of the Institute of Mass Information, Oksana Romaniuk, called the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian journalists and producer Oleh Sentsov, and called to international organizations to increase pressure on RF, “Detector media” reports.
Also, the executive director of IMI said it is impossible for Ukrainian journalists to perform their professional duties in Crimea, on the occupied territories of Donbas, in Minsk, because “there is physical danger that if they get there, those journalists can become hostages”.
“Fakes and disinformation today became a great challenge for journalism. Those journalists and mass media which spread disinformation and fakes cannot demand the same rights as those who work adhering to the standards of journalism”, she said in her speech.
As IMI reported, on May 14, Ukrainian producer from Crimea who was sentenced to prison in Russia, Oleh Sentsov, announced hunger strike with no fixed term, demanding to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners. Sentsov intends to continue his hunger strike until he dies, or the 64 prisoners are released.