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Photographers Maloletka and Chernov receive the RSF Press Freedom Award

13.12.2022, 15:52

Yevhen Maloletka and Mstyslav Chernov – the photographers who had been documenting the war during the siege of Mariupol – received the RSF Press Freedom Award.

International organization "Reporters Without Borders" (RSF) reports this on their website.

The winners were announced on Monday, December 12, in Paris, in the presence of Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy, Oleksandr Tkachenko.

"It is symbolic that recently, the International Federation of Journalists called on the global community to take action, and on the UN to adopt a Convention on protection of journalists' rights. 67 journalists were killed in the world in 2022. Of the 21 countries, the most media workers were killed in Ukraine. According to the Institute of Mass Information, in the nine months of the full-scale war in Ukraine, over 40 journalists were killed in the line of duty, nine were wounded, and at least 15 journalists went missing," said the Minister.

Two of the journalists to receive the award are currently imprisoned – Iranian journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and Moroccan investigator journalist Omar Radi.

In all, 15 journalists and media outlets from 15 different countries were nominated for this year’s RSF Prize.

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