The OSCE appealed to the foreign Ministry of Ukraine due to the expulsion of the Russian journalist
The practice of expulsion of foreign journalists from the Ukraine is an alarming fact and needs to be stopped. This is stated in the letter of the OSCE representative on freedom of the media of ARIMA of Desir to the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, excerpts of which are published on the website of the organization.
The OSCE statement noted the fact of expulsion of Kiev of the journalist “the First channel” Anna Kurbatova, which, as it became known yesterday, will not be allowed re-entry to Ukraine. “Expulsion of journalists and ban their entry to Ukraine is disturbing and unnecessary measures, especially because these steps are opaque and cannot be challenged,” reads the letter of the OSCE representative to Klimkin.
Desir reminded the foreign Minister that the OSCE members have committed themselves to improve the conditions under which journalists from one of the state party work in the territory of other members of the organization.
The statement also notes that the incident with the Kurbatova was the first in a series of similar cases.
So the OSCE recalled the expulsion from Ukraine VGTRK journalist Tamara Nersesian on August 14. After the expulsion of the Nersesian was for three years denied entry into the country. Such measures apply not only to Russian journalists — so, August 25, the SBU refused to register two Spanish journalists Pampliega Antonio and Manuel ángel Castro, also forbidding them to enter the country within three years. “I urge the Ukrainian authorities to refrain from imposing unnecessary restrictions on the work of foreign journalists that will restrict the free flow of information and violate the obligations of members of the OSCE on the freedom of the media,” — said in connection with this Dezir.