Affiliated media: La Repubblica , Journalist
Incident date: April 26, 2023
- Attempted murder
Who attacked: от военных
Source: European Federation of Journalists
Location: Ukraine, Kherson Oblast, Kherson
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.