Several media representatives lose permission to work in the combat zone – General Staff
Several media representatives who had violated the rules of working in combat zones had their work permits revoked and their press cards invalidated. This was reported by the press center of the UAF General Staff.
"Recently, some media representatives have been ignoring the existing prohibitions and warnings and carrying out media work in Kherson city even before the stabilization efforts were completed, without the consent of the relevant military units' commanders and public relations offices.
"Such actions are a gross violation of the requirements of the UAF Commander-in-Chief's order No. 73, dated 03.03.2022, and the relevant orders issued by the military command. Due to this, several media representatives who violated the rules of working in combat zones had their work permits revoked, and their press cards have been declared invalid," the message reads.
The General Staff noted that the order of the UAF Commander-in-Chief No. 73, dated 03.03.2022, is delivered to all media representatives as they are being given their press card.
Citing its sources, Detector Media reports that the work permits of at least six journalists, including those from CNN and SkyNews filming crews, have been revoked. Suspilne and Hromadske's filming crews have also been working in Kherson after the liberation of the city. The Rada channel has also done a live stream from Kherson.
We remind that on November 11, on the day Kherson was liberated, Operational Command "South" announced that mass media's access to settlements that were de-occupied in November 2022 would be temporarily restricted.
"Please note that work in the settlements located in the combat zone is regulated by the order of the UAF Commander-in-Chief No. 73, dated 03.03.2022; non-compliance with this order may become grounds for a journalist's accreditation being revoked. These settlements will be accessible no sooner than the defense forces complete stabilization efforts," the military stressed.
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