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Dear journalists of the Republic! I congratulate you on your professional holiday, on the Day of Media Professionals in the Donetsk People’s Republic! The media and the profession of journalist play a crucial role in the life of our young Republic, largely determining the development of the state, the level of democracy and freedom in society. Freedom of expression in the Donetsk People’s Republic is a great achievement of yours. Thank you for courage and bravery, as sometimes you risk your life to do your best covering the events. I want to wish you professional development, many positive grounds for your reports and good health.

Yours faithfully, Daria Morozova, Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic.