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PR Newswire: Yanukovych says Ukraine improves legislation on media freedoms

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Sept. 7, 2012, 8:44 a.m. |

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
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The government has been constantly improving legislation that is related to the principles of access to public information, said President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in his speech at the opening of the 64th World Newspaper Forum and the 19th World Forum of Editors in Kyiv (September 2-5, 2012). Those public officials who impede access to public information will face administrative and criminal charges, assured head of state. In his address the Ukrainian president stressed that because of the soviet heritage, country's young age, political and economic crisis there is still a false stereotype regarding the lack of freedom of speech in Ukraine. 

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Harry Yellando Sept. 7, 2012, 10:06 a.m.    

UK freedom of speech, !!!!! I say , Yanko say one thing and do another.......do anyone believe this twat after the vidoe at the press conference ????
dead from the neck up is Yanko..

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 9, 2012, 2:42 p.m.    

According to Vitya, "Those public officials who impede access to public information wil face administrative and criminal charges." Why is it then that Kharkiv city authorities banned demonstrations supporting the illegal suppression of TVi? Is it because TVi refused to be an apologist for the Yanukovych Administration? Perhaps it has something to with the fact that the POR has only support from 27% of the electorate. In any case, his words are meaningless as are his promises. Continued lies will not fool the people of Ukraine.

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