VIENNA, 26 May 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today once again expressed concern about the safety of journalists in the Russian Federation following an attack on Denis Kuchmenko, a journalist and Director General of the Gorod media holding company in Bratsk in the country’s Irkutsk Region.
On 25 May Kuchmenko was brutally beaten by two men in masks near his apartment. He was hospitalized with a broken arm and multiple bruises. Kuchmenko links the attack to his reporting on local authorities.
Mijatović noted that the Russian Union of Journalists raised concern about the case and …read more