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Amenabilities for false information on the ownership structure

31.01.2017, 16:20

The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine supports legislative changes that provide broadcasters and providers with responsibility for submitting false information about its ownership structure, and that would introduce language quotas on Ukrainian television. The National Council stated it in its 2016 report, published on the website. 

National Council is always cooperating with committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, although the Council doesn't have powers to initiate changes in legislation or write legislative acts. The National Council, while cooperating with the Parliament committee on projects of media laws, planned its work so that the aqdopted provisions of statute were properly implemented and in time. And in 2016 came into effect a Number of changes to media legislation - including laws on transparency of media ownership and the quota for radio - to broadcast Ukrainian songs and programs maintenance in Ukrainian. The National Council advocates the improvement and expansion of these legislative changes.

The National Council in its report advocates the introduction of similar quotas on television, because of success of quotas on radio (from 25% to 35% of songs in Ukrainian and from 50% to 60% programs are maintained in Ukrainian on the radio for 3 years). "Lack of similar requirements in Ukrainian legislation, in the field of television broadcasting, does not allow the National Council to oversee the language policy of TV channels. As the regulatory body, the National Council supports the idea of ​​introducing language quotas on Ukrainian television," - the report says.

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