2008 23/12

Герб ГомеляOn 20 December the Legal Initiative Homel office hosted the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Contest award ceremony.

According to head of the office Leanid Sudalenka, the panel members received numerous essays reflecting various aspects of human rights and freedoms, including their protection and promotion. Preference was given to the works that presented authentic viewpoints on the human rights movement.

At the ceremony, Sudalenka said that human rights issues are ignored by state-owned mass media. So are the independent positions of the Belarusian civil society.

- We have informed two major daily newspapers of the region – Homelskaya prauda and Homelskiya vedamastsi. The former explained the position of the newspaper, the latter leaving the information without reply.

Source: www.odsgomel.org

Ales Leta,

www.licviny.info

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