Brovary mayor has legal proceedings with the newspaper “Brovarskiy kuryer”
Today the town court of Brovary (the Kyiv oblast) again considered the claim of town mayor Viktor Antonenko against the editorial board of the newspaper “Brovarskiy kuryer”. The mayor demanded from the editorial board to refute the untrue information and to recompense the moral damage equivalent to 40 thousand hryvnas.
“In his claim Mr. Antonenko stated that the information published in the October issue of the newspaper “Brovarskiy kuryer” is false”, says editor-in-chief Nadiya Grytskova.
According to the words of the journalist, the publication was devoted to the celebration of the Day of the town. The newspaper published the interview of the head of the budget committee of the town council, who said that the authorities had to allot 100 thousand hryvnas for the celebration. The budget committee protested against such expenses, but the deputies of the town council approved the program. The opinion was expressed in the editorial comment that it should be more reasonable to allot such great amount of money not for the celebration, but for the salaries of the workers of communal sphere.
During the today sitting the court listened to the witnesses presented by the claimant, and on 24 May the will be summoned, who were presented by the defendant – the editorial board of the newspaper.
11 June 2003, The Institute of mass information, http://imi.org.ua/