13.12.01 | Aleksandr Bukalov.
A memorial plate was opened on the building of the philological faculty of Donetsk national university to commemorate Vasyl Stus, who studied here in early sixties.
That was the main thesis of the international scientific seminar, which was held this weekend in Lviv.
13.12.01 | Vyacheslav Darpiniants, Hanna Teliuk
Recently some awful rumors spread that at the bankrupt and closed plant ‘Radikal mercury is split by tones and threatens to pollute the nearest neighborhood of Kyiv. The article contains the brief conclusions of the commission that investigated the incident.
13.12.01 | Bogdan Bondarenko, Lugansk
Practically in all higher schools students are made to do various dirty jobs gratis. There are no legal grounds to force students to do it, it is all based on the fear before the school administration. This tradition was started in the Soviet times and is continued now.
The public humanitarian consortium ‘Geneza organized and held the round table on the topic ‘Womens rights: step by step.
The Kharkov oblast branch of the Voters Committee of Ukraine continues to create the network of its public reception offices.
President Leonid Kuchma signed the laws adopted by the Parliament on the ratification of Protocols 1 and 2 to the European Convention on preventing torture, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment.
A brief review of the Amnesty International report ‘Ukraine before the UNO Committee of human rights, where the state with human rights in Ukraine is characterized as unsatisfactory.
On 31 October the National Council of Security and Defense (NCSD) considered the measures of improvement of state informational policy and providing informational security of Ukraine.
13.12.01 | Ludmila Kucherenko, Poltava
The public organization ‘Khartia-4 gathered at the invitation of the Poltava media-club and held a number of actions directed at the support of the Poltava mass media.
13.12.01 | Natalya Lebid
Tetiana Chornovil, a young journalist opened in Kyiv a Chechen press center and even attended Grozny to get objective materials. Moscow reprimanded Kyiv and as a result Tetiana and her family began to experience some pressure from the USS.
Open letter of the head of the Independent Union of Journalists of Ukraine, to Minister of Interior Yuri Smirnov . This is a reaction to the speech of the Minister of Interior, who asserted that 80% out of 18 murdered journalists (i.e., 14.4 persons) perished not because of their professional activities, but by their own guilt – from hard drinking. The author accuses the Minister of heartlessness reminding him that militiamen drink not less than journalists.
Larysa Ivshyna, editor-in-chief, The Day, Lavrenty Malazoniya, general producer, TET Television, Oleh Medvediev, journalist, political technologist. The interviews present the points of view of three journalists on the topic used in the heading.
13.12.01 | Volodymir Pritula, Simferopol
Officials from the Prosecutors Office of the Crimea confirmed that a criminal case was started against Saki mayor Volodymir Shvetsov, who threatened a journalist. This is the first case in the Crimea, where a top official may be punished for the pressure on mass media.
13.12.01 | Statement of the International society ‘Memorial
The authors sympathize with the Afghani people, who became hostages of terrorists and fanatics. They appeal Americans and the North Alliance to spare the peaceful population, observe human rights and use not only military, but political means to achieve their goals.
13.12.01 | Viktor Biloded, Yuzhnoukrainsk
Wars and bursts of violence of the recent times all happen on the frontier of the Christian and Islamic worlds. The Moslem population is roughly divided into two groups: moderate (the author calls them nominal) and extreme. The members of the late population make a good generator of terrorists including kamikaze. No wonder: their life in this world is scanty and paradise expects them after death.
13.12.01 | Inna Sukhorukova, Kharkov
The term ‘terrorism meant different things in different times. Classical Russian terrorists exterminated individuals, condemned by their court to death. Modern terrorists kill a random sample of people to intimidate the mass. This makes difficult to give a juridical definition of terrorism. Different definitions are discussed.