SERBIA: Attacks on foreign journalists in Ukraine unacceptable

SERBIA, SERBIA, 07/12/2017

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was perturbed to learn that Dinamo Kiev football club fans and hooligans brutally attacked Serbian visitors, including a TV crew of the sport club Partizan, Belgrade, prior to the UEFA Euro league match between teams from the two countries. 

On 7 December, day when the football match was to be held between Dinamo Kiev and Partizan Belgrade, hooligans attacked and beat two journalists. The media workers from Partizan TV were injured and diagnosed with head trauma once they were hospitalized. 

“We were deeply disturbed by such violent news coming from Ukraine” SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said today. “We call on Ukrainian authorities to immediately launch an investigation and find the assaulters, and we also call on them to issue apologies and help the victims of such brutal physical violence” Vujovic added. 

SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe.

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