In Yekaterinburg, the Ural journalists of the leading media staged a series of pickets in defense of Safronova

In Yekaterinburg the heads of major media of the Urals staged a series of pickets in support of detained the day before the ex-journalist of “Kommersant” Ivan Safronov.

the shares to the building of the regional Federal security service published an chief editor Dmitry Kolesov, chief editor of “RBK-Ekaterinburg” Bogdan Kulchitsky, the Director of “Network of city portals” Rinat Nizamov, chief editor Dmitry Shlykov, chief editor E1.RU Oksana Maklakova and their colleagues. Journalists stand in the pickets one at a time, for 15 minutes each.

Soon, the site of the rally the police came and began to rewrite the data of all participants.

In a statement, the editors of the portal they say: “We oppose criminal and administrative cases, searches and violence, which lately suspiciously often appear in the lives of our colleagues, Peter Verzilova (“Mediazone”), Svetlana Propophol (“Echo of Moscow), Ivan Safronov (Kommersant, Vedomosti), Ilya Azar (“New newspaper”), David Frankel (“the Media”) and others. This repression can be seen as an attack on freedom of speech, which remained in the new Constitution of the Russian Federation and, accordingly, the right to it must be guaranteed”.

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