In Kyiv, participants in the round table "The history of the development of the Crimean media and freedom of speech in the occupied Crimea" called on the Ukrainian media and the international community to recognize Crimean activists engaged in the coverage of violations of human rights on the peninsula as their colleagues, according to the draft resolution, supported by the participants of the round table.

After that, Crimean activists, subjected to repression due to journalistic activities, will be able to receive support and necessary assistance from journalists from around the world, the participants noted.

“We urge the Ukrainian media and international journalistic organizations to recognize civil journalists in the Crimea as colleagues, journalists working in difficult conditions risking their safety and life; provide the necessary protection and information support to civil journalists in the Crimea who have become the victims of repression, providing them with professional support on the principles of journalistic solidarity; facilitate the dissemination of information on the facts of human rights violations in the Crimea, the situation in the occupied peninsula, thus ensuring the freedom of expression of opinions of civil journalists in the Crimea, as well as all the people living on the peninsula”, the resolution says.

The event was attended by the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and former political prisoner Ilmi Umerov, as well as journalists who left the Crimea after annexation. They called on the media and the community to pressure Russia to release the detained Crimeans and stop the repression.

The meeting also demanded from the Russian Federation, which is actually responsible for the situation in the Crimea, to provide conditions for the work of international missions on the peninsula to record violations of human rights.

Reference: Among the Crimean Tatars detained in Crimea is Nariman Memedeminov, who without special education was engaged in civil journalism and spoke about the situation in the occupied peninsula. The unfinished project of Memedeminov about the Crimean political prisoners was made public.

Reportedly, civil journalists from Crimea were invited to join the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

April 10 marked the Day of Crimean Tatar journalism. April 10, 1883 the first Crimean Tatar newspaper Terciman (Translator), founded by the Crimean Tatar educator Ismail Gasprinsky was published.