The War Is Not Over Yet: Exhibition about Russia’s crimes against media in Ukraine opens in Kyiv

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Photo exhibition The War Is Not Over Yet will open in the Taras Shevchenko Park in Kyiv at 13:00 on June 23 and will last until July 6.

The project aims to tell the story of those who make the world aware of Russia’s war against Ukraine: journalists who have been killed, injured, come under fire, captured or persecuted since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Media workers leave their profession and join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They fight fiercely on the information front, recording the course of the war and telling the truth about it to the world.

Thanks to Ukrainian journalists, photographers, camerapersons, and fixers, the international community finds out the news from the front and sees evidence of Russian war crimes.

Now that four months have passed since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, it is more important than ever to intensify the world’s focus on Ukraine and remind everyone that the war is not over. The war is not over yet.

The world media should continue to cover the crimes committed by the Russian occupiers instead of spreading destructive narratives about the need for “territorial concessions” and “compromises” to be made by Ukraine.

This exhibition is an expression of solidarity with Ukrainian media professionals who fight for the truth, risking their own lives.

Journalists and TV presenters Yuriy Makarov and Olha Snitsarchuk will host the opening ceremony.

At the time of preparing the exhibition (June 15, 2022), 33 Ukrainian and foreign journalists were killed (according to the Institute of Mass Information data). Eight of them were killed in the line of duty, 25 – as combatants or as a result of Russian shelling or torture.

At least 13 more journalists were injured and at least 15 went missing.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed more than 300 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.

The consecutive interpretation into English will be provided at the opening of the exhibition.

The event is held under the auspices of the Shevchenkivsky District State Administration of Kyiv City, PEN Ukraine, Institute of Mass Information, Human Rights Centre ZMINA, National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, Lviv Media Forum, Georgy Gongadze Prize, and Kyiv City Center for Folk Art and Cultural Studies.