Journalists injured or killed in the course of the war will be able to receive a one-time payment – bill passed
Civil servants, critical infrastructure employees, and journalists injured by the hostilities while performing their work will be able to receive UAH 200 to 800 thousand. In case of death, their family members will receive a million hryvnias.
Yaroslav Zheleznyak, a People's Deputy from the "Holos" faction, reported on Telegram that a total of 275 People's Deputies voted for the corresponding bill No. 7353, according to Ukrinform.
According to the explanatory note, employees of critical infrastructure facilities, civil servants, local self-government officials, and journalists will be able to receive a one-time financial aid on case of receiving a diasbling injury due to the hostilities while performing their work. The payment for disabilities of III, II or I group, caused by concussion or other injuries, will range from UAH 200 to 800 thousand.
In the case a civil servant, facility employee, or journalist who were the breadwinner of their family dies due to the hostilities, the state will pay one million hryvnias to the relatives of the deceased.
The aid will be provided from the state budget with subsequent reimbursement of the funds by the aggressor state in accordance with the principles and norms of international law.
As IMI reported, in May 2022, six NGOs founded the International Journalist Insurance Fund in Ukraine. Independent media representatives going to the combat zone, the occupied territories, or the liberated territories (within one month after the liberation) can get insurance there.
In July 2022, the Verkhovna Rada adopted draft bill №7367 on providing additional protection guarantees to journalists working in the areas of military (combat) operations.
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