Poltava has three exhibition The War Is Not Over Yet, dedicated to fallen media workers

Poltava has three exhibition The War Is Not Over Yet, dedicated to fallen media workers
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Poltava has three exhibition The War Is Not Over Yet, dedicated to fallen media workers Regions at war 02 May 2023 at 13:00

On April 25th, an exhibition titled 'The War Is Not Over Yet' was opened on Theater Square in Poltava. The exhibition was organized by Ukrainian PEN, the Institute of Mass Information, the Center for Human Rights ZMINA, the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, the Georgiy Gongadze Award, and the Poltava Office of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory.

For the first time, the exhibition 'The War Is Not Over Yet' was presented last year in Lviv, and it has since been exhibited in Lviv, Boyarka, Vinnytsia, and Odessa.

The exhibition features the stories of over 50 journalists who gave their lives due to Russian aggression and collected the most comprehensive information about Russia's crimes against Ukrainian and foreign journalists since the start of the full-scale invasion. In total, Russians have committed over 500 crimes against the media, as members of the press became targets of Russian military from the very beginning, fearing publicity of their crimes in Ukraine.

As of April 14th, according to the Institute of Mass Information, Russians have killed 51 Ukrainian and foreign journalists. Eight of them died while performing their professional duties, while 43 died as participants in combat or due to shelling or torture. At least 17 journalists were injured, and 21 were abducted.

Additionally, 15 Crimean journalists are currently imprisoned on politically motivated charges.

While the exhibition was being prepared in Poltava, it became known that two more journalists had died, said the opening host, journalist Ilona Dovhan:

On April 24th, the 15th month of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine began. Unfortunately, over the past 14 months, Ukraine and the world have lost at least 53 journalists. Many journalists abandoned their professional duties to defend the country. This exhibition is a chronicle of Russian crimes against the media in Ukraine since February 24th. It is a tribute to the memory of those who died, and it is an expression of our gratitude to the journalists who continue to tell the truth about the war in Ukraine. The exhibition displays the names and stories of journalists who died, were wounded, taken captive, or persecuted."

Olga Herasymiuk, Head of the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting, added that in this full-scale war, journalists have become true warriors:

Many of them have joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine to defend their homeland. Those who work in the profession often find themselves in the hottest spots of the war and, risking their lives, tell the world about the crimes of the Russian aggressors in Ukraine. It was especially challenging for journalists at the border, in regions that fell under occupation from the first days of the full-scale invasion. Despite enormous danger and risks, they continued their work and provided their fellow citizens with information. Journalists from Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Donetsk regions worked under very difficult conditions. Ukrainian journalists, without exaggeration, are heroes.
The exhibition can be seen on Theater Square until May 28th, after which it will be shown in Kharkiv.

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