Statement by the National Press Club on the death of a French journalist in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Here is a statement from Jen JusonPresident of the National Press Club and Gil KleinPresident of the National Institute of Journalism of the Press Club on the occasion of the death of French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who worked at Ukraine.

“Our hearts are broken for the family and colleagues of Frederic Leclerc-Imhoffbecame the 14e journalist killed in Ukraine. According to reports, Fredric was killed when he was hit in the neck by shrapnel from Russian artillery. At the time, he was riding in an armored vehicle following a bus carrying refugees from the Severodonetsk region. Fredric was on his second trip covering the war in Ukraine. He worked for BFMT, one of the France most-watched news channels, where he worked for about 6 years. He was 32 years old. There must be full accountability and responsibility for his tragic death.”

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