Russia’s war against Ukraine is among the most documented wars in the world’s history, and journalists have shed light on the many war crimes likely conducted by Russian troops.
But to prove a war crime and eventually get its perpetrator convicted is a difficult task that requires a painstaking verification process. And it’s important for journalists covering war crimes, whether in Ukraine or any other conflict zone, to follow journalistic ethics and make sure they don’t harm the victims.
The Fix summarized key points from two relevant sessions presented at the International Journalism Festival 2023 in Perugia — “Investigating the crimes of war” and “Documenting and memorializing war crimes in real-time.”
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