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Pulitzer Center Update March 8, 2014

Journalists Held At Gunpoint in Crimea


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Image by Boryana Katsarova. Ukraine, 2014.

Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest...

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Freelance journalist Dimiter Kenarov, who's reporting in Crimea for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, tweeted that he'd had a gun pointed to his head outside a TV studio on Thursday. On his Twitter account, Kenarov tweets a link to a video after the attack. In a video of the attack, people around him seem … remarkably casual about the whole thing.

Katherine Doyle, an assistant editor with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, confirmed on the phone that Kenarov was held up at gunpoint. He's been reporting in Crimea since earlier this week. On Friday, Isaac Webb reported for KyivPost that journalists and free speech are "under siege in Crimea." Attacks have largely come from pro-Russian groups, Webb wrote.

To read the full article, written by Kristen Hare, click here.