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In memoriam: to our friend, Pavel Sheremet

20 July 2016

EED is deeply saddened to learn Pavel Sheremet, a friend, brilliant journalist and media expert was killed in a car bomb explosion in Kyiv.

This is a strong reminder for us that sometimes independent journalists are paying their lives for the crucial work they do. We are sad another life had to be sacrificed for freedom of expression and democracy. We hope those responsible will be hold accountable.

Pavel’s work was greatly valued at EED. He contributed a lot to developing quality independent journalism in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. EED is honoured to have known him and has benefited from Pavel Sheremet's insightful articles and expertise, that provided support for EED activities in the European neighbourhood.

He will be missed and well-remembered at EED. Amongst our staff recollections are of a:

“Very, very nice guy to work with, very engaging, always had his own strong opinion and really livened up every workshop discussion with journalists thanks to that.”

EED conveys its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues from Ukrainska Pravda and Belarus Partisan.

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