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In Poltava, journalist was not allowed for governor's session, was told he needed accreditation

17.02.2015, 21:51

On February 16, access to a administrative session conducted by the head of Poltavska oblast state administration Valeriy Holovko was denied to the journalist of "Hromadske TV" Anatoliy Melezhyk.

Officials of the oblast state administration and law enforcers at first claimed that accreditation is needed to get to the session. Later they had to admit that accreditations was not really necessary. At that, officials of the administration referred to their superiors' oral command.

As a reminder, according to Article 26 of the Law of Ukraine «On information», accreditation is conducted «to create favorable conditions for performing by journalists, mass media employees, of their professional duties».

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