News Digest for the period of 15.04.19 - 29.04.19

1. Councilman of Odesa regional Council hit a journalist with his leg in a face

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Roman Senyk, Councilman of Odesa Regional Council, member of “Opposition block” political force hit with his leg Bohdan Osynskyi, correspondent of “Hromadske Slidstvo” in a face. Incident took place on April 16 during a conflict between members of Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The reason of the conflict was the change of the priest of the Church of the Nativity in Odesa.

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2. Participants of a meeting near Administration of the President of Ukraine, disrupted the work of “1+1” journalists

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 22, participants of a meeting near disrupted the work of the shooting team of “1+1” channel during online broadcasting session

Dmytro Furdak, journalists of TSN reported the incident on his Facebok page

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3.Participants of a meeting near Administration of the President of Ukraine, disrupted the work of “NewsOne” journalists

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 22, participants of a meeting near disrupted the work of the shooting team of “NewsOne” channel during online broadcasting session. A group of the channel was covering the meeting to support President Petro Poroshenko.

Incident was reported by Institute of Mass Information

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4.Doors of the office of a TV channel was flooded with feces in Poltava

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 22 in Poltave doors of the office of the “IPT-Poltava” TV channel was flooded with feces. Unknown individuals also brought a transparent with a sign “Channel of fake news”.

This was reported by the spokesperson of the National Police Directorate in Poltava Yuriy Sulayev to the representative of Institute of Mass Information.

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5. Artem Pakhol, journalist reported that he was attacked in Prosecutor’s Office of Dnipropetrovsk regions

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Artem Pakhol, journalist of “Face of Government” media reported that on April 23 representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Dnipropetrovsk regions attacked him and prevented him from performing his professional duties.

Incident was reported by “Detector.Media”

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6.Editorial Office of Finance.ua reports the search in their office

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Editorial office of the Finance.ua media reports that on April 24, police conducted a search in their office. They state that the search was illegal.

Incident was reported by the editorial office.

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7. A car of the editor in chief of “Zorya” was burned in Dnipro

Saturday, April 27, 2019

On April 27 in Dnipro, unknown suspects burned down a car of the editor in chief of “Zorya” newspaper who is also a chief of the press office of the Dnipropetrovsk regional organization “Opposition platform for life” Volodymyr Pisotskyi

This was reported on the site of the political force

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