15.12.03 | Vasyl Ovsienko, Kyiv
One of Kyiv streets is now named after Vasyl Stus, a well-known poet and human rights protector
15.12.03 | Evgeniy Bayramov, Severodonetsk
The Rubezhnoye town court issued the resolution about the cessation of the criminal case against a 70-year-old pensioner, who was accused of strapping with belt a deputy of Severodonetsk town council.
The Constitutional Court considered the case on the official interpretation of the provision of part 1 Article 7 of the Civil Code of the UkrSSR (1540-06) "spreading the information".
Mykola Tomenko, the head of the Supreme Rada Committee in charge of the freedom of speech and information, communicates that the "absurd criminal case against journalists after "the facts of illegal influence on the President"" was closed owing to public solidarity.
The public organization asks the President to consider the draft of Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the re-delegation of the rights to administer the domain .UA" and to protect the rights of Ukrainian Internet-users.
The USS developed the draft of the resolution "On the re-delegation of the rights to administer the domain .UA". If this resolution would be adopted, the special services would obtain the control over the domain "UA".
The appeal concerns the consideration of the civil case on the claim of a well-known Lugansk businessman and a deputy of the town council against the editorial board of the newspaper "Rakurs-plus" on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
15.12.03 | UNIAN, 2 May
The organization "Freedom House" published its report on the freedom of speech in Ukraine. The rating of Ukraine and Venezuela has essentially decreased in comparison with the previous report. She got to the category of "not free" countries, that is the countries, where the freedom of speech is completely absent.
The organization "Reporters without frontiers" published their annual report on the state of the freedom of the press in 2002 in 156 countries and the list of 42 main enemies of the press. President Leonid Kuchma was included to this list again.
Several Odessa oblast public organizations carried out the street voting of the city dwellers on the question: "Do you support the propositions of President Leonid Kuchma concerning the political constitutional reform?".
15.12.03 | Inna Sukhorukova, Kharkov
Some thoughts and facts connected with the new Civil Code. In particular, it appeared that MPs, who voted for this Code, even did not read it.
15.12.03 | Volodymir Yavorskiy
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine presented to the Supreme Rada the new version of the Draft of Law No. 1281 "On the freedom of consciousness and religious organizations". The author of the article expresses his critical opinion about the draft.
15.12.03 | Vsevolod Rechitskiy, the Constitutional expert of the KhG