Journalist violations – timeline

15 August

(02:08) Report, Reuter

Aug. 15 – Turkish television has released dramatic video of a news crew being shot at while covering the conflict between Georgia and Russia.
The news crew was traveling between Gori in Georgia and Tskhinvali in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia. One reporter was shot in the head in the attack but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Andrew Potter reports.

13:00 One Turkish and two Reuter’s journalists (one of them were Georgian citizen) were detained by Russian soldiers in Poti.

10:30 Near village Sagolasheni, Gori district, vehicle of freelance journalist Margarita Akhvlediani was stopped by South Ossetian separatists. Vehicle was shot. Journalist was robbed of her car, camera and other belongings.

14 August

19:35 German television ZDF journalist reported that they were eyewitnesses how Danish journalists were robbed of the car and cameras by South Ossetian separatists.

18:10 Russian General Viacheslav Borisov refused to assume responsibility for loves of the journalists in Gori.

17.00 Correspondent of “Moambe” news program of GPB (Georgian Public Broadcasting) Tamar Urushadze has been just slightly wounded, presumably by sniper shot in live broadcast near Gori.

16:00 Four Israeli journalists, including Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer and photographer Nir Kafri, were robbed at gunpoint by Russian soldiers in the Georgian city of Gori.

12:30 Russian military attacked operator of Georgian TV Rustavi2 and threatening with gun he prevented journalist to implement his duties near Gori.
Early afternoon. 3 journalists of Canadian CBC TV including head of the Moscow office were robbed of their car, equipment and other belongings by paramilitary presumably of North Caucasian origin near Gori. Accident happened near Russian soldiers who took no efforts to stop the robbery.

12 August

22:52 Three foreign journalists have been robbed of their car in the village of Karaleti, Gori District.

16:30 Russian troops entered the territory of Gori TV transmition station. One employee has been killed three injured. Russians destroyed equipment of the station. As a result the only Russian speaking TV station Alanya TV is out of air. The region can not receive Georgian Public Broadcasting channel as well.

10 August

Two journalists were killed by Ossetian Separatists. Journalist of Itar-Tass agency Alexander Klimchuk and Alanya TV editor of news programs Giga Chikhladze were taken hostage and later murdered by South Ossetian separatists. The journalists entered Tskhinvali together with Georgian government forces.

See following web-pages:

Sursa: Ministerul Afacerilor Externe al Georgiei


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