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Kerch.FM Journalist is being sued for her investigation on money extortion in kindergartens

28.10.2013, 10:14

In Kerch, the kindergarten No.6 and its head, Olga Voron, sue against the journalist of the Kerch.FM website Iryna Sedova for harm caused to honor, dignity and business reputation. The case started because of the article named «Kindergarten teacher told about forced money extortion in kindergartens», it was published in April this year, Kerch.FM informs.

After the publication of the article, the prosecutor’s office discovered that the catering was organized with violation of children’s rights not only in the kindergarten No.6, which is the claimant, but also in other communal kindergartens.

Sedova thinks that the people behind the court case against her are high officials of the city council: «Everyone knows very well that starting from August 1, the authorities of Kerch started a war against us. The attempts of the illegal pressure were stopped thanks to the law enforcers and Central Crimean authorities. Now, the officials and their subordinates want to drown us in lawsuits. I am ready to answer for each word I wrote in that article, as it raises an important social issue that remains unresolved by the Kerch authorities until this day».

According to her, in the editor’s office there are photographs and video recordings proving the fact that the parents and the kindergarten teacher really said those things to the journalist.

As the media outlet writes, according to part 2 of Article 29 of the Law of Ukraine «On Information», the subject of social interest is information that proves the possible violation of human rights, or misinformation of the community. From the materials gathered by the journalists we can see that the administration of kindergartens that demands from parents to donate charity contributions for children’s meals is misinforming the community.

The first court session is held on October 21, at 13:30. The case is considered by Judge Zakharova.  

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