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Kherson Oblast Defense Council steps up restrictions on media coverage of shelling strikes impact

23.11.2023, 13:02

The Kherson Oblast Defense Council passed a decision to step up the enforcement of the ban on media coverage of the impact of shelling strikes.

The Oblast Military Administration adopted the decision on November 15.

According to the document, publishing photos and videos that can help identify the specific place and time of the shelling in Kherson city and the settlements of the Kherson territorial community is now prohibited.

"These prohibitions were in effect before, but now they have been extended to geolocation and filming at angles that could make identifiable the specific spot of the hit", explained Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, the head of the internal and information policy department at the Kherson Oblast Military Administration, to the regional representative of the IMI.

He added that all time restrictions for publishing content from the shelling sites are still in effect.

As the regional IMI representative points out, the Russians have repeatedly shelled the places where there were fires from previous strikes with the purpose of killing the rescuers and firefighters. The last such incident happened in Kherson on November 22.

As reported by the IMI, journalists are allowed to publish photos and videos of military objects 12 hours after the end of the hostilities (after 3 hours for civilian objects). Such an agreement was reached by the authorities and the journalistic community "Media Movement", according to the joint statement by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and mass media representatives.

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