(Press release of the press conference held on 9 January in the UNIAN agency). The authors, participants of the national liberating movement of the 60s-70s, recollect their activities and the repression of the second wave in Ukraine.
(Appeal of the society Memorial). The Russian TV company TV-6 was accused of non-profitability, and the court ruled to deprive it of the frequency. Without neglecting their guilt the company started a campaign that this is a political decision and it must be cancelled. Human rights protectors certainly joined the scandal on the side of TV-6.
13.12.02 | Our informant
A participant of a hot discussion in the governmental interagency commission proposed to pass to the state language, for which he was driven away.
13.12.02 | Deutche Welle — Ukrainian department
The Agency of authors and related rights of Ukraine introduced the system of monitoring TV and radio programs. It is expected that these measures will prevent the use of non-licensed products.
13.12.02 | Evhen Zakharov, the Kharkov Group for human rights protection
The Center of innovations and development is criticized for the attempt of taking money for its informational services. Both morally and legally an NGO should abstain from such activities. Some advice is given how to get such information gratis.
13.12.02 | D. Matvienko, a member of a working group of the International Organization of Human Rights (IOHR)
Ecological catastrophe in the Cherkassy oblast.
13.12.02 | Inna Sukhorukova, Kharkov
On 20 January 2002 the conference of the union of the parents of servicemen perished in peaceful time was held in Kharkov. The participants of the conference undersigned a letter to the President and the Supreme Rada. This letter demands to adopt the special law concerning the parents of servicemen perished in the peaceful time
13.12.02 | UNIAN
Ruslan Antonik, the manager-editor of the Peoples TV company of Ukraine, was accused murdering a businessman and condemned to 13 years. Antoniks advocate and the journalists, who investigated and reflected this case in the press, discuss the arguments of the prosecution and come to the conclusion that this criminal case was falsified.
13.12.02 | Elena Medvedeva, Kherson | Newspaper Hryvna, No. 46, 8-15 November 2001
It is told how a citizen K. was arrested for a crime he had never committed, what kinds of pressure were applied to him and his advocate, and how some militia officers were punished for this after all.
13.12.02 | Volodymir Pritula, Simferopol | Radio Liberty
Sergey Potamanov disagrees with his verdict and his appeal of is being considered in the appellation court and the European Court of human rights.
13.12.02 | Ludmila Kucherenko, Poltava
We must confirm that the nearer is the election, the dirtier are the methods used by the power to get rid of those independent mass media, which do not say the white seeing the black. This is the problem of the freedom of speech in the Poltava oblast that was debated at the consecutive press conference of the Poltava media club.
The editors-in-chief of four leading Bukovina newspapers Chas, Molodiy Bukovinets, Doba and Chernovtsy are going to hand a claim against the oblast directorate in charge of the press and information of the Chernovtsy oblast administration and against its head for libel and offence of business reputation of the their editions.
13.12.02 | Galina Sinarevska, Politichna Ukraina, the Lugansk oblast
Journalist Lidia Milchevska, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Za sotsialny zakhyst, was beaten by strangers. She did not tun to militia since a couple of years ago she already tried to do this in a similar situation, but militia did not help. This is a typical example of how the population trust in law-enforcing organs.
Guards of the chemical plant AZOT tried to get rid of Valeriy Vorotnik, a journalist of the Cherkassy independent newspaper Antenna, by beating him and breaking his camera. By the way, the civil guards presented themselves as USS officers. V. Vorotnik turned to the prosecutors office with the demand to start the criminal case.
13.12.02 | "Ukra¿nska pravda"
The TV company ITB was closed in Simferopol for the alleged anti-state propaganda and subversion of public morals.
Journalists of the Lugansk TV company Efir-1 declared that they would stop their hunger strike, which had lasted for 53 days.
13.12.02 | ²nstitut masovoi ³nformac³i
For the second time Ukraine is mentioned in the report of Reporters without frontiers in the list of seven European countries, where journalists were murdered in 2001. The article presents a survey of the report of Reporters without frontiers.
13.12.02 | ForUm
Some details of the statistics are given.
13.12.02 | Oleksiy Svetikov, Severodonetsk
The author describes a typical case: how Oleksandr Zarvovskiy, the principal of Severodonetsk school, was persecuted for his participation in the opposition meeting.
MP Sergey Golovaty, the former Minister of Justice, asserts that President Kuchma blocks the creation of the international commission on Gongadzes case, since he is afraid that he will be accused of the murder.
13.12.02 | Nadiya Sherstiuk, radio Liberty
Which was 2001 for Ukraine concerning observation of human rights? Opinions of activists of Ukrainian human rights protection movement.
13.12.02 | Inna Sukhorukova, Kharkov