The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine expresses its support for the journalists of Kyrgyzstan, who, despite the great risks, continue to fulfill their professional duty. The organization reported.
The text of the appeal of the Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Journalists, Serhiy Tomilenko, was sent to the Independent Union of Journalists of Kyrgyzstan.
Journalists and media carry out an important public mission — objective informing of citizens. At the same time, journalists are not participants of political confrontation.National Union of Journalists of Ukraine
«Therefore, all parties to conflicts, representatives of the authorities, law enforcement agencies are obliged to respect the rights of journalists and not interfere with their professional activities,» the letter says.
The Ukrainian colleagues also noted that they were alarmed by the information about the facts of attacks on journalists during the coverage of mass protests against the results of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.
«We are especially outraged by the case of shooting at the unarmed Current Time journalist, Aibol Kozhomuratov, by a special forces soldier. We express our solidarity with Kyrgyz journalists. Take care of yourself, colleagues!» the journalists write.