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Committee on freedom of speech to consider appeal of Zaporizhzhya journalists on February 17

03.02.2021, 18:00
Photo credit: Verkhovna Rada
Photo credit: Verkhovna Rada

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech is to consider on February 17 the appeal of Zaporizhzhya journalists complaining of systematic interference with their work by representatives of the Zaporizhzhya City Council. The representative of IMI in Zaporozhzhya region reported it citing one of the initiators of the appeal, the editor of "Nenachasi" Kateryna Mayboroda.

The journalist said that Denys Cholovsky, chief consultant of the secretariat of the Committee had contacted her by phone and informed about the meeting of the committee to be held on February 17.

It is expected that the meeting will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Denis Cholovsky also said that the mayor of Zaporozhye Volodymyr Buryak was invited to the meeting.

As IMI reported, on January 30, more than 20 journalists from Zaporizhzhya addressed a public statement to the governmental authority asking them to intervene and to stop systematic denial of access for the journalists at the Zaporizhia City Council session and meetings of standing deputy commissions.

The journalists said that since the spring of 2020 they have been denied to attend the sessions of the City Council and deputy commissions and so, were unable to fully cover the activities of the city authorities of Zaporizhzhya.

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