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Journalists in Dnipro have to submit inquiry to municipal council if they need to take public transport

30.04.2020, 17:43
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The Dnipro Municipal Council recommended to the journalists, who needed to get a special permit to use public transportation, had to submit a letter to the responsible Municipal Council. This is said in the response of the Dniprovsky Municipal Council of April 29 to the IMI's appeal asking to ensure freely use of public transport for the journalists upon presentment of press card. 

As it was reported by the Municipal Council, representatives of mass media are not included in the list of the category of persons who since March 27 have been allowed to take public transports working in a special regime upon presentment of their professional ID.

"In order to receive a special ticket, employees of the critical infrastructure should address the head of the city commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergency situations of the Dnipropetrovsk municipal council Mikhail Lysenko with a letter and join the relevant documents confirming the need to get the above-mentioned ticket," - the reply of the Municipal ​​Council reads.

The application should be submitted via the Municipal Council box or mailed to: Dmytro Yavornytsky Ave. 75, Dnipro, 49000.

The journalist can also call the City Council's Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure on 068 478 50 58.

As IMI reported, on April 7, the NGO "Institute of Mass Information"  Institute of Mass Information NGO called on the state authorities and local self-government bodies to ensure the unhindered moving of journalists, including by means of public transport, upon presentation of a journalist's press card. 

Kherson Municipal Council supported the proposal to authorize the media professionals to take public transport upon presentment of press card. 

On April 10, Uzhgorod municipal council reported that the journalist could from that time use freely public transport upon presentment of press card.

On April 13, the Poltava City Council reported IMI that Poltava journalists could freely use public transport upon presenting their press cards.

On April 13, the Kramatorsk City Council (Donetsk region) informed IMI that local journalists could receive special tickets for public transport.

On April 17, Mykolaiv municipal council said that employees with communication sphere could get passes for use of public transport.’

On April 24, Lviv municipal council said that Lviv journalists could take public transport upon presenting one’s press card, as this is said in the reply of April 24 of the Lviv municipal council to the IMI's letter of inquiry. 

Om April 27, Lutsk municipal council said IMI that they recommended to the editorial boards to sign agreements with transport companies about transportation of journalists. 

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