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Ministry of culture made public misinformation bill and invited society to debate

21.01.2020, 18:41
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The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Ukraine invited to discuss on January 28 the draft law "On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Ensuring National Information Security and the Right to Access to Reliable Information", as it was reported on the Ministry's website.

On its website, the Ministry of Culture placed a comparative table explaining this bill.

"The bill is aimed to ensure exercise of the right of citizens to access to reliable and balanced information through the introduction of mechanisms to counter misinformation in Ukraine media landscape and to increase the level of media literacy of the population in the context of hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation," the statement said.

Representatives of the mass media, relevant institutions and NGOs, media experts and media professionals are invited to take part in it. Only one participant can be registered from one organization without option to be replaced the day of discussion.

The link for filling in application froms is here.

Discussion starts at 9:30 am on January 28th. The venue will be reported additionally.

As IMI reported, on January 17, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports presented a bill to counter misinformation, which provides for establishment of criminal and administrative responsibility for the dissemination of misinformation.

The bill also provides for the creation of a position of News Commissioner.

The draft law on combating misinformation, developed by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, provides for forming of a journalist self-government body that will issue the press cards.

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