Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty
|Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty|
|Next time||15 December 2017|
|Related to||International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists|
Remembrance Day of Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty (Russian: День памяти журналистов, погибших при исполнении обязанностей) is a remembrance day, observed on December 15 in Russia in memory of journalists who died while performing their professional duties. The day was established by the Union of Journalists of Russia (RUJ) in 1991, following the deaths of journalist Viktor Nogin and cameraman Gennadi Kurennoy in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in September that year after their car came under fire from Serbian fighters. In Moscow the day is observed at Nikitsky Boulevard.
According to the OSCE representative for the freedom of the press (RFoM) Dunja Mijatović, “journalists in Russia are far too often subject to acts of intimidation, threats and attacks”. Mijatović reminded people that “all attacks against journalists should be vigorously investigated by the state authorities, and the perpetrators and the masterminds prosecuted.”
- "День памяти журналистов, погибших при исполнении обязанностей" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
- Sputnik, 15 December 2014
- OSCE RFoM, 15 December 2015