Security Council Press Statement on Journalists Killed in Ukraine

17 June 2014
SC/11442

Security Council Press Statement on Journalists Killed in Ukraine

17 June 2014
Security Council
SC/11442
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on Journalists Killed in Ukraine

 


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vitaly I. Churkin (Russian Federation):


The members of the Security Council express their deepest condolences to the families of all journalists who have been killed while covering the crisis in Ukraine, including the two Russian journalists killed on 17 June, and the Italian photojournalist who was killed on 24 May, along with his Russian interpreter.  The members of the Security Council encourage a thorough investigation of all incidents of violence involving journalists.


The members of the Security Council expressed concern about reported cases of detention and harassment of journalists covering the crisis in Ukraine.


The members of the Security Council support the freedom of expression as a human right, including for members of the media.  The members of the Security Council commend journalists around the world for the important role they play, and for their commitment to the free exchange of ideas.


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