6 August 2012
Declaration Media NGOs insist on the punishment of persons who hurt Victoria Ocara
Media NGOs express their solidarity with Jurnal TV journalist Victoria Ocara, who was aggressed yesterday in Balti, while carrying out her job. We strongly condemn the attack, which saw Ms Ocara being struck on the head by a stone thrown by a protestor, while she was reporting on demonstrations in the city. The attack led to the journalist being hospitalized with a head wound.
We ask the Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate this case, to publicly announce the results of the investigation and punish the perpetrator according to the law.
We also strongly condemn the instigators who incited people to violence as well as the political forces, which prevented people from exerting their constitutional right to free expression within a demonstration authorized by law.
Independent Journalism Center
Independent Press Association
Electronic Press Association
Union of Journalists of Moldova
Press Freedom Committee