Voters Committee will hand a claim against the Supreme Council of the Crimea
The Voters Committee of Ukraine is going to hand a claim to court against the Supreme Council of the Crimea, since the latter does not answer the informational requests of the organization
Edicts “not for publishing” – laws “not for execution”
On 25 February the press conference of the Alliance “Maydan” was held in UNIAN. Participants of the conference discussed the practices of illegal classification of normative-legal acts and other documents
Is a session of town council a military secret?
Journalists were not admitted to a session of the Chuguev town council.
Level of openness in the Secretariat of President Yushchenko is the same as in the Administration of President Kuchma
This is confirmed by 11 edicts with classification “not for publishing” out of 148 edicts signed by Viktor Yushchenko. Similar number of edicts with this classification was signed by Leonid Kuchma every month.
221 normative-legal acts in Ukraine are classified as “for service use only”, “secret” or “top secret”
221 normative-legal acts and 10391 acts, which have been registered in Ukraine from the moment of establishment of state registration of normative-legal acts (from 1 January 1993 to 21 January 2005) have classifications “for service use only”, “secret” and “top secret”
Leonid Chernovetskiy reckons that the Ministry of Justice must carry out public inventory of secret normative acts of force agencies
Leader of the Christian-Liberal party Leonid Chernovetskiy reckons that many “surprises” in the form of illegally classified normative acts of force agencies are waiting for new Ukrainian power. He believes that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine is responsible for this situation.
How Lugansk authorities fought against the TV channels “5th channel” and “Era”
On 24 November 2004 the Lugansk regional council issued the decision, which prohibited the regional communal enterprise “Lugansk cable television” to transmit the telecast of the TRC “Era” and “5th channel”. After the complaint to the National council in charge of TV and radio broadcasting the decision was cancelled.
Open letter to President V. Yushchenko on the practice of illegal security classifying of normative-legal acts.
Along with the letter the “Prava ludyny” editorial board publishes the statistics concerning the normative acts with classifications “not for printing”, “not for publishing” and “for service use only” issued by the President of Ukraine and the organs of state power.
Access of candidates to mass media during the election campaign
The access of candidates to presidency to mass media and the context of presentation of information on election in different mass media are the subjects of the research carried out by the Institute of mass information, international human rights protecting organization “Article 19” and the Kharkov group for human rights protection. In what follows we present the results of the monitoring.
Court acknowledged the passivity of General Prosecutors office
The human rights protector turned to the General Prosecutors office with the informational request, but got no answer. Then he turned to court, which satisfied the complaint and obliged the General Prosecutors office to respond to the request.
Poltava journalists protect the sellers of newspapers
The participants of the oblast conference “The fourth power of the Poltava oblast: examination for independence”, which was carried out in Poltava on the eve of the Day of journalists, appealed to the administration of the oblast and town to stop the disgraceful war against the sellers of newspapers.
Local “major Melnichenko” was found in Chortkiv
A deputy of the Chortkiv town council was driven out from the plenary sitting for the attempt to make ther audio record of the sitting.
Appeal after the results of realization of the program «Monitoring of the observance of political rights of citizens on the territory of the Crimean Autonomous Republic» in 2003
The Crimean branch of the Voters Committee of Ukraine summed up the results of realization of the program and drew the conclusion that the majority of the subjects of political process inertly reacted to the requests of voters and public organizations representing the interests of citizens.
Guaranteeing of the right for information in the new version of the Law «On information»
On 17 February the Kharkov group for human rights protection conducted the regular meeting of the working group in charge of the questions of the freedom of expression. The round table “Access to information in Ukraine. Improvement of legislation and practices” was held in the framework of the meeting.
Ministry of Finance deleted from its site the report about the fulfillment of state budget-2003
The information appeared on the site that the materials of the monitoring of budget-2003 had been temporary deleted in the connection with revision of the renewed strategy of representing the materials
Access to information about illegal actions of law-enforcers.
The continuation of the article analyzing is presented of the ways to restrict the access to information using illegal classifications of secret documents (see the previous issue).