HOTLINE
On call 24 hours
Leave your data
and we'll get in touch with you
Thank you for your appeal

Or contact us:

info@imi.org.ua

050 447 70 63

Donate ІМІ File a complaint

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».

Liked the article? Help us be even more cool!
Want to learn first about the new research of the Institute of Mass Media? Subscribe to the newsletter!
Thank you for subscribing!