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In Chernivtsi, journalist filed complaint with police due to threats in comments section

26.01.2015, 20:07

The journalist of Chernivtsi TV channel TVA Vadym Pelekh received threats in the comments to his article about his latest TV materials; the threats were to kill him and his family. He reported this to the regional IMI correspondent on January 24.

Threatening comments were left under his critical article at the website of «Chernivtsi Times» after Pelekh's story related to propaganda materials by Chernivtsi resident Vadym Banit for Russian media outlet «Vzgliad» was aired on the TVA channel.

In the comments, an anonymous user wrote that “he will be shot when he reaches the third building. People have a lot of weapons. No one will be fiddling with Pelekh. He will be killed, and his family”. Other comments under the article, too, contained threats.

On January 24, Vadym Pelekh wrote and registered a complaint to local police, requesting to investigate people behind the comments, as he takes such comments as threats to life and health of himself and his family, and pressure against him as journalist.

Later, the comments were deleted from the website.

As IMI informed before, on January 22 another journalist from Chernivtsi, Halyna Yeremitsa, also informed about threats with "family revenge".

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