The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the outrageous attack on the camera crew of television company Mezon during a meeting in Jalalabat city (Kyrgyzstan) on May 27.
According to IFJ affiliate, the Public Association of Journalists in Kyrganyzstan, Kamil Satkanbaev, editor of the news department and journalist Illhom Abdukaharov were beaten and Satkanbaev’s camera was broken, after they refused to give a news tape to meeting participants.
The journalists were then forced to give all of their materials to meeting participants.
“This is a cowardly attack and a direct violation of journalists’ rights. The IFJ demands a full investigation into this attack,” IFJ president Christopher Warren said.
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