OSCE calls for release of American Ostrovsky, other journalists in eastern Ukraine

Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for the immediate release of Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist with Vice News whose gutsy video reports has shed light on the raw and militant nature of government building seizures in eastern Ukraine by Kremlin-backed groups.

“I remain deeply concerned about the ongoing negative pattern in relation to journalists’ safety in Ukraine,” OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said. “I call on all those responsible to stop harassing and attacking journalists and let them do their job. Simon Ostrovsky should be released immediately.”

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