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CPJ calls for an investigation into persecution of Mykhailo Tkach's team

14.10.2022, 12:26
Photo credits: Sevgil Hayretdın Qızı Musaieva
Photo credits: Sevgil Hayretdın Qızı Musaieva

The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) calls on the Ukrainian authorities to investigate the persecution of the Ukrainska Pravda team and the obstruction of the work of journalist Mykhailo Tkach.

"Ukrainian authorities should swiftly investigate the recent harassment of members of the Ukrainska Pravda investigative team, and ensure that members of the media can work safely," CPJ wrote on Twitter.

As IMI reported, Ukrainska Pravda journalist Mykhailo Tkach reported SMS-bombing and mass phone calls after the publication of his story "Wartime Fast and Furious. How the capital's residents are being terrorized by street races" on September 28.

Later, Mykhailo Tkach reported facing obstruction of his journalistic work and associates it with the publication of this story.

On October 13, Mykhailo Tkach reported being hit by a car. He added that he is "not inclined" to associate this case with his professional work, but noted that the VAZ driver sped up in front of a pedestrian crossing and in front of him.

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