Friday, September 16, 2005

It is five years today since journalist Georgiy Gongadze disappeared.

According to (in Russian), there'll be a memorial meeting today near Tarashcha, where the headless body was found Nov. 2, 2000.

In the afternoon, a "live chain" will be formed from the Journalists' Union at the Bessarabka end of Khreshchatyk to the Presidential Secretariat, via Maidan. This memorial action will include handing in a petition to the representatives of the Secretariat and the General Prosecutor's office.


In London, representatives of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) are holding a rally today by the Ukrainian Embassy in Holland Park.

The Union, together with the International Federation of Journalists, the Gongadze Foundation and the Institute of Mass Information, has recently issued a report on the lack of progress in the investigation of the Gongadze case.

A copy of the report (.pdf, 172 KB) can be downloaded here.

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