Emergency Contacts Available for Journalists Covering Crimea

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have joined up with the International Committee of the Red Cross and its affiliates in Ukraine and Russia to issue a series of emergency contacts for journalists covering events in Crimea.

If you need to make emergency contact, or report a disappearance or arrest, please call:

The International Committee of the Red Cross
24-hour Hotline on +41 79 217 32 84; or +41 79 217 32 85

Email: press@icrc.org
Hotline website: http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/publication/p0394.htm

All-Ukraine Trade Union "Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU)
Executive Secretary, Oksana Vynnychuk, on+38 50 356 57 58, or at vynnychuk@ukr.net

National Union of Journalists of Ukraine - NUJU
Exec Secretary, Oksana Vynnychuk, on+38 50 356 57 58, or at vynnychuk@ukr.net

- The Russia Union of Journalists (RUJ)
Secretary, Pavel Gutiontov, on +7 916 903 0787, or at gutiontov@mail.ru
International Secretary, Nadia Azhgikhina, on +7 916 212 43 07, or at azh@ruj.ru

SAFETY FIRST

• The IFJ and the EFJ remind journalists covering events in Crimea and across Ukraine to take every measure to ensure their safety, advising them to follow the Federation's Media Safety Guidelines.

• Or if you are a journalist in need of financial assistance for immediate medical, legal or security expenses, you can apply for the IFJ Safety Fund. The Safety Fund was set up to provide a lifeline to colleagues around the world who experience violence, threats and injury as a result of the work they do, ensuring help is at hand when most needed.

To apply, please visit our website for more details or contact Ernest Sagaga, IFJ Head of Human Rights & Safety, on 0032 2 235 2207.