In Russia: Journalists in Peace time feel as if they were in War

 

We support the efforts and meetings held in the United Nations and by DPI in particular for the defense of journalists in all counties.

This is especially important for Russian journalists. Often they are threatened, killed or mutilated by the bandits to prevent journalists to fulfill their duties of honest reporting about conditions in Russia. But most children of killed or mutilated journalists are ready to continue the work of their father or mother-journalist, who suffered in this terrible way like cutting their fingers so that journalist will not be able to write anymore.
And cutting his leg to let him stay home.


In such situation, which is typical in some other countries, although not to such extend as in Russia, journalistic solidarity promoted by the United Nations is of great significance - not only for the journalistic community itself, but also for democratization of the world in general.