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Court sitting in case of access to information denial to journalist adjourned

16.01.2019, 12:12
Volyn district administrative court has adjourned the first sitting within the legal proceedings on denial to give access to the information to journalist. Oksana Kovalchuk, working for Center of journalistic investigations Force of truth (Syla pravdy), lodged an information request to Kivertsivske forestry in order to get to know the copies of agreements with private guards and non-governmental organizations, but they failed to provide information. As to the journalist, the forestry spent in 2016-2017 half a million of hryvnias (nearly $ 17 thousands) for its guards. According to Hromadske. Volyn, some functionaries held picnic at the territory of forestry. The director of the forest management Oleksandr Rybchynsky used physical force against the journalist when she was filming the incident. On 15th of January, the day of sitting, the defendant did not attend the sitting.
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