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Journalists for “Skhemy” summoned for questioning as aggrieved party

06.10.2021, 13:21
RAdio Liberty
RAdio Liberty

Journalists of the "Skhemy" program were summoned for questioning as aggrieved party to establish all the circumstances of the incident in Ukreximbank during the recording of an interview with the chairman of the board Yevhen Metzher.This was reported on the website of the Prosecutor General's Office.

According to the investigation, on October 4, journalists of the "Schemes" program were recording an interview with the management of one of the banks in the premises of the banking institution.

During video recording, according to media representatives, the bank's management gave instruction to take away their cameras, destroy video recordings of interviews and prohibit any further filming.

Under the procedural guidance of the Holosiivskyi District Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv, an investigation has been launched into criminal proceedings for obstructing the lawful professional activities of journalists of the Schemes program (Part 1 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The pre-trial investigation is being carried out by officers of the police of Holosiivskyi distrcict in Kyiv. The Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office took control of the investigation.

As IMI reported, on October 4 in Kyiv, employees of the state-owned Ukreximbank attacked the film crew of "Skhemy" while recording an interview with the chairman of the financial institution Eugene Metzher right in his office.

Ukreximbank accused journalists with “Skhemy” of misappropriating information with limited access (banking secrecy) and violating the Code of Ethics for Ukrainian Journalists.

 

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