OPEN APPEAL TO YURY YEKHANUROV AND SERHIY HOLOVATY
In their letter within the framework of the “Maidan” Alliance: YANUKOVYCH, COME CLEAN! campaign, the authors call for the 96 normative acts illegally classified under under the premiership of Yanukovych to be made public.
Artemovsk mayor stamping down on the independent mass media
Artemovsk mayor Aleksey Reva has given the command to destroy the private cable TV company “Zakaz”.
Yet more on the Presidents “secret” decrees
Is it not time for the Presidents Secretariat to give up such shameful and illegal practice and make all documents with illegal stamps restricting access public?
The Regime must act in a transparent manner
We need a regime and State officials who can understand the need for transparency and open information, as well as an understanding in the population of the value and importance of such information.
Human rights activists investigate how available information about the activities of State bodies is in Ukraine
The Kharkiv group for human rights protection, together with the public organization “Koreni travy” have launched a large-scale public investigation within the framework of the project “Access to information on the activities of State bodies"
About access to information in some European countries
Some information about access to information held by State bodies in the United Kingdom and France.
The level of transparency in State executive bodies
Some leader of the “Orange movement” claim that the new regime is more transparent than the old one!” The Kherson branch of the Voters Committee of Ukraine decided to check out this claim in practice. Their findings do not make cheering reading.
Striving for information
The newspaper “Litsa” told the detailed story about its striving for information on the checks of legality of use of land areas located in the Dnepropetrovsk region
Simple test for democracy for President Yushchenko
The new Ukrainian regimes talks about an open society, about transparency of its work and about its rejection of the legacy of Kuchmas system, based on clans, corruption and lack of public control. However problems exist which make one feel sceptical about such statements, the problems of illegal classification of legal documents and non-transparency of power
Recommendations on the draft "Rules for accreditation of members of the mass media in the Kharkiv regional state administration”
The very spirit of such rules runs counter to international and Ukrainian norms on the right of access to information, to the principle of transparency and openness of activities of the organs of state power.
Sharp criticism in Kharkiv of the draft "Rules for accreditation of members of the mass media in the Kharkiv regional state administration”
On 21 June the Kharkiv regional branch of the party “Our Ukraine” and the public organization “Our Ukrainian youth” held an event entitled: “Build the press in a new way in response to the draft “Rules for accreditation of members of the mass media in the Kharkiv regional state administration”
Operation “For printing!”
The Alliance “Maydan” continues its action for declassification (publication) of normative-legal acts concealed under various restricting classifications. In the framework of the committee hearings, organized by the Supreme Council committee on legal policy, the work group in charge of questions of access to information with participation of representatives of the Alliance “Maydan” prepared corresponding recommendations
Letter to Viktor Yushchenko on the illegally classified normative-legal acts
Letter of the participants of the action “For printing” organized by “Maydan” and “PORA!”
«Maydan» and «PORA!» protested against the secret edicts of the President
On 26 April, about 4 p.m., the action “For printing” was held near the residence of the President of Ukraine at Bankova Street. Participants of the action protested against the practice of illegal classification of normative-legal acts, in particular, the use of classification “not for publishing”, not envisaged by any Ukrainian law, regarding Presidents edicts and the documents of other organs of state power. The organizers of the action carried to the State Secretariat a letter, which explained the essence of their demands and insincerity of the deeds of new power.
Guaranteeing of the access to information is in the interests of Ukrainian officials
On 19-22 April the seminar-training “Freedom of information” for state officials was held in Kyiv. The seminar was organized by the Kharkiv group for human rights protection, British NGO “Article 19” and the Institute of mass information.
Open list to President Viktor Yushchenko on termination of practice of illegal classification of normative-legal acts.
The second open appeal of Evhen Zakharov to the President. The appeal is accompanied with the response of Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Edicts «not for publishing» – laws «not for execution» (continuation of the topic)
On 23 April the press conference of the Alliance of public activists “Maydan” was held in UNIAN. The press conference was devoted to termination of the practice of illegal classification of normative-legal documents.
Administration of a penitentiary in the Khmelnitskiy region impeded work of journalist and human rights protector
On 15 February Eduard Bagirov, the chairman of the board of the international public organizations “International League for protection of rights of citizens of Ukraine”, and Vladimir Shirochenko, a journalist of the newspaper “Pravda Ukrainy”, were not admitted to Shepetovska reforming colony No. 98, situated in the Khmelnitskiy region.