He noted that the bill is only at the first stage of the public discussion and there is a conclusion that this stage should be extended.
“I underline that today we have only a draft law. It is widely debated by the community of professionals; the first strategic session was held, during which the main clusters of issues was defined as they provoke the discussion and demand extra professional discussions. Only after this stage the bill will be improved and submitted for the consideration of the government,” Borodyansky said.
The Minister specified that it will be transparent progress and before the submission of the bill to the Verkhovna Rada, all offers of the ministries, public and international partners will be considered.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture told about the bill that will regulate the media sphere in Ukraine: in particular, how they will fight fake news, what should be the format of news and responsibility for disinformation.
Later, Ukrainian Minister of Culture Volodymyr Borodyansky, commenting on the ministry's initiative to regulate the media sphere in Ukraine, assured that freedom of speech in Ukraine would not suffer.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir expressed concern and criticized the Ukrainian bill on the fight against disinformation.