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Scandalous Ukrainian website publishes new list of reporters "collaborating with Russia"

The Ukrainian Myrotvorets website has published on its website a list of journalists who, the activists claim, are cooperating with the aggressor state.

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"We're publishing another list of accredited foreign journalists who are cooperating with the aggressor state, sponsoring international terrorism, which has occupied part of the Ukrainian territory," according to the report on the website and on Facebook.

The list includes data on 293 employees of various media outlets, with four Ukrainian journalists among them.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Myrotvorets in a controversial move published personal data of about 5,000 journalists who were accredited by the self-proclaimed authorities in the militant-occupied areas of Donbas. Along with Ukrainian media employees, the list included foreign correspondents, journalists, photographers.

The data leak was heavily criticized by members of the Ukrainian press, some officials from the Information Policy Ministry, Ukrainian politicians, namely parliament's human rights commissioner Valeriya Lutkovskaya, as well as by EU and OSCE officials.

At the same time, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov condemned the journalists who received press accreditation in the self-proclaimed republics.

Ukrainian Ombudswoman calls for blocking website that leaked data on journos The website announced then it would close down, but a week later it said it would resume work.

On May 20, the website published an updated press accreditation list for 2014-2016.

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