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Covering US Protests, Journalists Find Unexpected Threats


Khrystyna Shevchenko had her camera on Santa Monica looters, as any good video journalist would. So she never saw it coming.“All of a sudden, I felt that punch in my temple area of my head,” she said, adding that she blacked out for a couple of seconds.When she came to, Shevchenko instinctively yelled, “I’m press.”Then she began to notice the pain in her foot. Her camera gear had toppled, breaking three toes.Shevchenko has reported from conflict zones in Ukraine, and covered protests including the mass Maidan demonstrations sparked when then-President Viktor Yanukovych declined to sign an agreement bringing Ukraine closer …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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