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Information and Press Center Holds Webinar for Journalists on International Humanitarian Law

May 25 – The Information and Press Center (IPC-Crimea, now located in Kyiv) organized a webinar called “What Do Journalists Need to Know about International Humanitarian Law?” for
21 media professionals, representatives of civil society organizations, and university journalism lecturers from Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk regions and Kyiv. The lecturer was Maksym Tymochko, lawyer with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. He talked about the basic principles of international humanitarian law. Participants learned how to distinguish between different types of armed conflicts, determine the status of a conflict’s participants, and received information about how journalists can act in compliance with international humanitarian law. Most of the questions from the participants were about organizing state military administrations at a time of martial law, and the differences between the  terms “occupation” and “annexation” of Ukraine’s territories in relation to Crimea. The webinar was organized in cooperation with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, which implements the USAID Human Rights in Action Program.

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