Voting in person is mandatory according to this council’s regulations. However the site informs that this practice of giving the keycards to non members is quite common – assistants, consultants, even relatives can vote for absent members. Like in Ukrainian Parliament many members do not attend the sessions of the council for months.
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Julia who works at information agency “Poryad z vamy” accidentally witnessed how policemen detain a man laying on tram rails and shouting aloud and filmed the scene on her camera phone.
Ukraine, which has consistently been one of the best performers in its subregion in recent years, also saw an erosion of media freedom, falling from 53 to 56 points. After proRussian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych took office as president in February, broadcast frequencies were withdrawn from critical outlets and extralegal harassment of journalists increased, leading to greater self-censorship
Polish journalist Klaudiusz Wesołek from Gdansk arrested April 19 started the famine strike in jail. He refuses to take solid food and consumes only drinks. He is protesting against the refusal to grant him the status of prisoner of consciousness.
He was accused of “violating law and peace in city hall”, the accusation stated that he was “trying to disrupt the meeting and was shouting at the head ot the council”. Klaudiuzs was denied to speak at the court proceedings and the court issued prescriptive sentence.
The Kyiv Post editorial staff is protesting interference in its tradition of independence journalism through owner Mohahammad Zahoor’s decision to fire chief editor Brian Bonner over publication of an interview with Agricultural Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk.
Hereinafter, the Kyiv Post editorial staff announces a strike, demanding to reinstate Brian Bonner as Chief Editor. We will continue writing and editing our articles, but will post no news or layout the paper for print.
Dismissal of the Chief Editor of “Kyiv Post” Newspaper: the Ukrainian Government Intimidates Media Owners and the Owners Intimidate JournalistsApr 15th, 2011 | By pani
“If they can throw off the chief editor so easily, what you can say about the usual journalists? – The chairman of KIMTU Yuriy Lukanov says. – Journalists should realize that the only way to resist such political pressure is by solidarity protests. Because tomorrow every colleague may find himself in of Brian Bonner and Serhiy Tykhyi” .
“We deplore the way that Bilozerska has again been treated as a suspect when all she did was inform the public as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the Ukrainian police to respect the law and return her professional equipment to her. Their actions pose a serious threat to media freedom and seem designed to intimidate journalists and encourage them to censor themselves.”