NSDC has no list of the sanctioned media outlets and journalists – response to IMI's request
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has no list of media outlets and journalists who have been sanctioned by the National Security and Defense Council and presidential decrees, according to the NSDC's response to a request by IMI.
IMI asked the Council to provide a list of media and individuals (journalists, other media workers, bloggers) who have been sanctioned by the NSDC decisions and presidential decrees.
The National Security Council noted that the requested information can be obtained by means of generalization, analytical data processing, or otherwise needs to be created, and that the NSDC does not administer such information.
"The Apparatus of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine does not administer information which can be obtained by means of generalization, analytical data processing, or otherwise needs to be created. The information you requested falls under this precise category," read the reply from the deputy head of the NSDC Service for Ensuring Access to Public Information and Media Relations, V. Moskalenko.
IMI also sent a similar request to the Office of the President of Ukraine, but we were told that it had been re-directed to the NSDC.
We remind that according to the Law of Ukraine "On Sanctions", proposals for the introduction, cancellation and amendment of sanctions are submitted to the NSDC for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, and the Security Service of Ukraine.
As you know, on April 6, 2021, the NSDC presented their Center for Combating Disinformation at an event in Kyiv. On April 2, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the decree appointing Polina Lysenko as the head of the Center.
On May 7, Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed Decree No. 187/2021 "Issues of the Center for Combating Disinformation", thus approving the provisions related to the department.
The Center provides countermeasures against both existing and expected threats to national security and national interests in the information space, detects and fights disinformation, propaganda, destructive information influences and campaigns, and is also supposed to prevent attempts to manipulate public opinion.
The Center is supposed to analyze and monitor events and phenomena in the information space, the information security situation and Ukraine's presence in the global media space.
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