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Media law will ban all russian media in Ukraine – Tkachenko

21.07.2022, 14:32
InfoResist / 24 канал
InfoResist / 24 канал

The media law will ban all TV channels and other media outlates originating from russia. This was announced by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko.

According to him, the draft law includes a norm of co-regulation, wherein media workers can participate in the regulation of certain important issues together with the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting and the MCIP.

"This law will put a lid on russian propaganda on Ukrainian territory. All TV channels and other media outlets originating from the aggressor state will be banned," Tkachenko wrote.

He also reported that on July 20 he discussed the draft law's compliance with the European directives with the NCTRB, the office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna, and the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy.

As IMI reported, on July 1, a number of non-governmental organizations working in the media field called on the authorities to openly discuss, finalize, and adopt new media legislation.

On June 23, EU heads of state and government decided to grant Ukraine the candidate status for European Union membership. One of the requirements is the adoption of a law on media.

The draft law "On Media" (№2693-d), which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on December 27, 2019, proposed to introduce joint media regulation through combining the functions and means of state regulation and industry self-regulation.

On January 17, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada's Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy recommended that the Parliament adopt draft law №2693 "On Media" as a basis.

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