Independent Edition Gets No Information from State Officials

2005 2005-09-12T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to Belarusian Association of Journalists

The officials of Hantsavichy District Executive Committee refused to tell Hantsavitski Chas newspaper correspondent Iryna Damaratskaia what families have the right to receive financial support for preparing their children to school. She asked this question to Ala Stralchenia, chair of the committee’s financial department on the eve of the new curriculum year, who answered she couldn’t explain anything. However, according to the newspaper’s information, the finances for this support were issued from the district budget.

Being asked the same question, Uladzimir Mukha, chair of the district education board, answered:
-- You’d better read it in Savetskaia Paliessia newspaper (a state edition).

The citizens of Hantsavichy, who were deprived of the right to information, told the correspondent that they found about such support on occasion and had to go to different departments of the executive committee to get it.

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