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Journalists Demand Efficient Investigation of Sheremet’s Murder

July 24 – International media organizations are pushing the murder investigation of journalist Pavel Sheremet and calling for more efficiency in the process, according to Oksana Romaniuk, executive director of the Institute of Mass Information in an interview with Public Radio in Kyiv. Romaniuk also serves as a representative of Reporters without Borders in Ukraine.

“On July 20, the first anniversary of Pavlo Sheremet’s death, all key journalistic organizations published statements on this case,” she said. “Journalists requested inviting professionals from the UK and EU countries to help with the investigation. International organizations supported this idea. We are also asking for transparent reporting on the investigation process. For this purpose, we would recommend including representatives from international journalistic organizations to the investigatory group to have access to materials and exercise public control.”

In the Public Radio interview, Romaniuk said additional witnesses in the Sheremet case appeared after a news investigation was broadcast on the channel UA: Pershy. She added that public pressure generated by Ukrainian journalists and international organizations and ongoing follow-up with the Ministry of Interior can make the investigation into Sheremet’s murder more efficient.

More on the Institute for Mass Information’s website in Ukrainian.