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“We urge concrete steps to be made, not political statements - Media Movement on Sheremet case

20.07.2020, 18:08

Media Movement "Media for Conscious Choice" has demanded from law enforcement agencies to give clear answers to the questions who are the perpetrators and the instigators of the murder of Pavel Sheremet and what were the motives. "Detector Media" published the full text of the Media Movement “MediaRukh”:’s statement:

Today, on July 20, 2020, it is four years since the brutal and spectacular murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet downtown Kyiv. The question about who had killed Pavel still remains unanswered.

We, members of the Media Movement, as well as the journalists, media and human rights organizations, demand from law enforcement agencies to give a clear answer to the questions of who had ordered and perpatrated the murder of our colleague, what country they originate from and what their motives were.

We support our colleagues from Ukrayinska Pravda in their efforts to find out the truth, and we believe that at present, neither the accusations nor the defense have sufficient arguments to draw any definitive conclusion.

We note separately the lack of publicity and transparency of law enforcement agencies and demand not to hide oneself from journalists, but to transparently comment on the progress of the investigation and to report it to the public.

We demand concrete steps to be made, not political statements. We demand justice for our colleague, journalist Pavel Sheremet.

Media Movement "Media for Conscious Choice"

"Media for a Conscious Choice" Media Movement was created on February 5, 2019. The first signatories to the Media Movement's memorandum were UA:Pershyi and Ukrainian Radio (Suspilne, UA:PBC), Hromadske Radio, Ukrinform, Interfax-Ukraine,, Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, Novoye Vremya, Censor.Net, Channel 5, Ukrainian Week, Opinion, a number of regional media, NGOs Independent Media Council, NGO Detector Media, NGO Institute Mass Information, NGO Internews Ukraine, NGO Center for Democracy and Rule of Law, NGO Souspilnist Foundation, National Association of Media, NGO Donetsk Institute of Information, NGO Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy, the Zmina Human Rights Center and other organizations, individual journalists - over 70 participants in total. You can join or support the Media Movement by contacting its Coordinator Vadym Miskyi: [email protected].

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