Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in Ukraine car bombing

July 20, 2016 4:04 PM

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Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in Ukraine car bombing

Sheremet, who wrote for the independent news website Ukrainska Pravda, was driving to the offices of the independent broadcaster Radio Vesti, where he also hosted a morning radio show, when the car he was driving exploded, Ukrainska Pravda and The New York Times reported. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy V. Lutsenko said that a car bomb had caused the explosion, according to press reports. Sheremet was a 1998 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award.

"We honored Pavel Sheremet in 1998 with an International Press Freedom Award in recognition of his courage, his integrity, and his commitment to the highest ideals of journalism," CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said. "He upheld those standards through his years even as he mentored and inspired a ...

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