Paris, March 9, 2022 – Russian and Ukrainian authorities must ensure that members of the press can cover the war in Ukraine safely and freely, and Russian forces must refrain from targeting journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.
Since late February, Russian troops have injured at least three journalists from international outlets, and at least one reporter for a Ukrainian outlet has been attacked for their reporting.
“It is more crucial than ever for journalists to be able to cover Russia’s invasion of Ukraine safely and freely,” said Gulnoza Said, CPJ’s Europe and Central Asia program coordinator, in New York. “Ukrainian journalist Yevhenii Sakun was tragically killed by a Russian shelling attack on a TV tower in Kyiv, and we fear other reporters may die as the war continues. We call on all parties involved to ensure the safety of journalists before the worst happens again.”
C’mon Jim? You faced the “worstest”, evilest man in the world when he was POTUS. A few bullets and shells coming your way is child’s play, right? You can flip your journalistic finger to Putin just like you did with Trump.
And you can do what your News Ancestors did in Vietnam and your buddies from the Weather channel do nowadays: Find a suitably fucked up background, pose in front of it for the cameras, file a heart-wrenching story and head back to the safety of the hotel bar where the bartender will log your booze as “laundry” or “Business Center Usage”, so you don’t get in shit with the bean counters in Atlanta.