The Czech Committee of the International Press Institute expresses its support to all journalists in Ukraine: those working for local media and also foreign journalists currently reporting on the scene of the war conflict.
These colleagues of ours are doing a professional job in extremely difficult conditions and providing credible coverage to the world public. Their efforts are all the more important because not only the Russian public, but also the European public, is facing a massive Russian propaganda campaign.
We – journalists with origin from a country that was occupied by Soviet troops for two decades – know very well how devastating are effects of such military aggression and propaganda on society.
In this context, we also call on journalists working for the media from the Russian Federation to publicly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and to report independently and truthfully.
In Prague, 27 th of February 2022
on behalf of the Board of Trustees of CZ IPI
Chairwoman Veronika Sedláčková