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Media community demands to investigate the case of surveillance over Tkach

10.08.2020, 13:52

Journalists and representatives of the Media Movement “Media for Conscious Choice" demand from the National police to investigate the case about surveillance over journalist of the program "Skhemy: Koruptsiya v detaliakh" ("Schemes: corruption in details") Mykhailo Tkach quickly and without bias.

This was the petition published in “Detector Media”.

The petitioners voice their concern about intervention into the work of Mykhailo Tkach.

“We deem inadmissible surveillance, both visual and wiretapping, over journalists who do their jobs, in particular investigate corruption of Ukrainian high official”, the petition states.

The media community demands from the National Police:

  • to register criminal investigation with invoking articles on obstruction to journalist activities, illegal collection of information, and violation of privacy;
  • to register and take measures to safeguard any possible material evidence, especially outside of Mykhailo Tkach's apartment;
  • to investigate the case on obstruction of work of Mykhailo Tkach quickly and without bias.

Signed by:

Media movement “Media for Conscious Choice”

NGO “Hromadske Television”

NGO “Hromadske Radio”

NGO “Institute of Mass Information”

NGO “Detector media”

NGO “Pylyp Orlyk Institute of Democracy”

NGO “Internews Ukraine”

Kristina Berdynskykh – magazine “Novoye Vremia”

NGO “Institute for Development of Regional Press”

Alisa Yurchenko

The petition is open for signing. To sign, please contact the coordinator, Vadym Miskyi: vadim.miskyi@gmail.com.

As IMI reported before, on August 8 the journalist of program “Skhemy: corruption in details”, Mykhailo Tkach, stated that he noticed some indications that a device for audio surveillance was installed in his home.

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