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Watchdog: 26 journalists injured in police clashes, two detained (UPDATE)

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Jan. 20, 2014, 4:22 p.m. | Kyiv — by Mark Rachkevych

Twenty six journalists were injured while covering a violent standoff between protesters on Jan. 19-20 in central Kyiv, some from rubber bullets shot by police, while two remain in custody, a local media watchdog says.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Police have detained two journalists in Kyiv on Jan. 19-20 amid a standoff between anti-government protesters and law enforcement, according to the Institute of Mass Information, a local watchdog. 

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