It Is Critically Important That Official Sources of Information Are Used during Martial Law: Zolotukhin
On 19 December 2018, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Dmytro Zolotukhin took part in a conference “The Profession of Journalist. New Stresses in 2019”, organised by the Commission on Journalism Ethics with the support of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine together with the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine.
Speaking at a panel discussing new ethic challenges, the Deputy Minister noted the principles and rules to be followed during armed conflict. “It is critically important in terms of martial law that journalists use information from official sources and not communicate unverified and unreliable news,” Mr Zolotukhin was quoted as saying.
He further noted that deployment of armed forces or military vehicles should best not be covered.
The Deputy Minister stressed that ensuring freedom of speech and rights of journalists for their profession remained a priority for the Ministry, and that it had worked out an updated instruction for the entry of foreign journalists into temporarily occupied Crimea during martial law together with the State Migration Service of Ukraine and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
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