Re: Parliamentary Hearings on Political Censorship
December 3, 2002

Dear Mr. Speaker, Respected Deputies:

Human Rights Watch welcomes the Verkhovna Rada?s forthcoming hearings on political censorship as an important step towards improving conditions for freedom of expression in Ukraine. We would like to share with you a summary of our recent research findings on informal censorship practiced by the presidential administration in the hopes that it will be of use to you in your discussions.