Bohdan Bitik - Justice for Journalists

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Bohdan Bitik

Affiliated media: La Repubblica , Fixer

Incident date: April 26, 2023

Attack type:

  • Murder

Who attacked: от военных

Source: European Federation of Journalists

Location: Ukraine, Kherson Oblast, Kherson

Additional information:

Two journalists working for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica came under fire on 26 April 2023, while reporting near the Antonivskiy Bridge on the outskirts of Kherson, in southern Ukraine. A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer, Bohdan Bitik, was shot dead, and his Italian colleague, Corrado Zunino, was wounded in the shoulder. The publication reported that Bitik and Zunino clearly identified themselves as representatives of the media. They were in vests marked "Press|. Both have worked extensively on the coverage of the war in Ukraine.