: Ukrainian website leaks personal info of international journalists again

13:27 May. 24, 2016

Ukrainian website leaks personal info of international journalists again

Journalists interviewing OSCE members in the occupied Donetsk region (GettyImages Photo)

List features around 300 journalists from The New York Times, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg and many more.

Ukrainian website Myrotvorets leaked a new list of international journalists on May 24. Personal information of 293 correspondents was published online, including their names, addresses and contact numbers.

The administrators of the website, responsible for the leak, said "they hesitated a lot, but still decided to do it".

Read also: OSCE: Journalists' personal data leak in Ukraine endangers their safety

"We are publishing another list of international journalists, who cooperate with the country-aggressor, which is financing terrorism and is responsible for the occupation of Ukraine's territories", the message said.

The leaked document included journalists from the United States, European Union, Japan and many more.

The controversial move happened two weeks after Myrotvorets published personal information of around 5,000 reporters. These correspondents were accredited by the so-called authorities of the militant-held parts of Donbas. Many of them reported they received threats by phone and email after the leak. Public pressure eventually made the Myrotvorets administrators close their web page down.

Watch also:  Ukrainian website closes after public pressure, caused by journalists' personal info leak

However, shortly after they changed their minds and announced the reopening of the website. Their decision was backed by some Ukrainian officials, including country's Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.

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