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Crimean journalists try "keep distance" from coverage of political affairs – Radio Liberty journalist

27.05.2017, 00:46

Cases against political prisoners or persecuted in the Russian-occupied Crimea are covered by independent journalists, who come to the peninsula rarely and for short periods. The journalist of the Russian editorial office of Radio Liberty Anton Naumliuk told about this in a broadcast of the radio “Krym.Realii”.

“For those several years that I have been working there, I have seen almost no local journalists. They would comve only for some high-profile court sessions, for instance, to the hearing of the case against journalist Mykola Semena, as this is obviously such an extraordinary event, even for the Russian court system. Almost no one would come for the “case of Chyhoyz”, only, for instance, when Aksionov was giving his testimony. And for the rest they would not come. And you would never see anybody at the “Khizb ut-Tarkhir cases”, the journalist noted.

For the context, the journalist of the Russian office of Radio Liberty Anton Naumliuk was among those who won the award “Free Press of Eastern Europe” for his materials about Crimea. 

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