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American Journalist With Vice News Captured in Eastern Ukraine (TEXT and VIDEO)

World  (tags: violence, Ukraine, Russia, Simon Ostrovsky, journalists, safety, ethics, freedoms )

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Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, who has been filing a series of compelling video dispatches from Ukraine since early March, was "taken" in Sloviansk, Russian media outlet reports.

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Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 6:06 pm
Hoping Simon Ostrovsky will not be detained for too long. Being a Foreign Journalist is a very dangerous job, and I think there are so many of us that do not appreciate what they are doing to get real news out.
Noted and watched the videos with interest. Thanks Carrie.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 8:04 pm
Noted. I'd read something on this awhile back, and am so sorry to learn he's still detained. I also hope for his release soon. Thanks, Carrie.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 1:47 pm
Noted, thanks.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 2:36 pm
Thanks for making us aware of this. Shame on them.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 4:10 pm
It could just as easily have happened to one of their journalists here in the US. Heck, we detain our OWN journalists. God forbid we should get any thruth.

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 9:24 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 11:28 pm
I hope too that he won't be detained too long. Thanks Carrie

Phil P (94)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 1:37 pm
Reporting the "truth" or alternate interpretations from the "party line" can be detrimental to your health. Hats off to those that risk their lives every day.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:39 pm
This does not surprise me. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday April 24, 2014, 10:46 pm
I hope efforts to free him are sucessful very soon.

Sheryl G (364)
Friday April 25, 2014, 6:02 am
Update: Pleased to say he was released after being beaten and kept in a cellar, but at least he is alive.

Theresa Robinson (79)
Saturday April 26, 2014, 3:51 pm
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