BREAKING: NUJ Scotland condemns extreme right wing attack on TV boss in Ukraine

Video Posted on Updated on

National Union of Journalists Scotland National Organiser, Paul Holleran accused the Ukrainian Svoboda Party of showing “classic fascist behaviour,” after three of their MP’s attacked a TV boss at the national broadcaster today.

Footage from the internet shows the MP’s, one of whom is ironically deputy head of the committee for “freedom of speech,” assaulted Mr Panteleymonov and forced him to resign, accusing him of being “Moscow trash.”

Mr Holleran said: “TV footage of the assault by a far right Svoboda MP on a senior broadcaster in the Ukraine highlights the dangers of blind support for the new Ukraine government. This was classic fascist behaviour caught on camera and should be condemned by everyone who believes in a free media.”

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is expected to make a statement on the incident tomorrow.

http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/19/ukranian-tv-boss-assaulted-and-forced-to-resign-by-far-right-svoboda-mps/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s