In Digest, Media critique, Ukraine

By Paula Slier, journalist at RT.com, published on RT.com, May 11, 2015

I write just after leaving Kiev after being alerted that a Ukrainian colleague – Denis Kazansky – instigated an online campaign that spiraled from him blaming Ukrainian intelligence for letting me into his country to people calling for me to be killed.

Paula Slier of RTAnd by the way, I was in Ukraine to report on the wildfires that were sweeping through the area around Chernobyl – and nothing even remotely political.

I write this with a heavy heart. When did we, the journalists, become the story? When was the line crossed that it’s okay for a journalist to instigate a hate campaign against a colleague?

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Journalist brutalized on Victory Day in Lvov, appeal by Elena Kazakova, May 10, 2015

 

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