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Ukraine's National TV Council to ask for provision of authority to stop channels’ license

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, the National TV Council may warn, fine but cannot stop the action of the license of the channel
13:38, 9 July 2019

Serhiy Kostynsky, the member of the National TV Council
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National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting would ask the government to provide it the authorities to stop the action of the license. Currently, the body does not have such possibility, as Pryamy TV channel reported citing member of the National Council Serhiy Kostynsky.

Kostynsky stated that on July 9, the National Council will hold the session during which the issue on the NewsOne-Russia24 telecast should be solved.

Related: Protesters gather near Ukraine's NewsOne TV channel building

“Today, the legislation does not allow to withdraw any license of the TV channels for the propaganda of the bodies of the state-aggressor, for incitement to hatred, fake news. Due to it, we plan to appeal to the parliament and provide these amendments to the legislation to allow the National Council to promptly and strictly respond not with the warnings, fines but with the stop of actions of the license due to such facts,” Kostynsky explained.

He also added that as far as the session is open, the representatives of the law enforcement bodies may come.

Related: Statement of members of International Editorial Board of NewsOne TV channel

Prosecutor Generals’ Office of Ukraine (GPU) registered the criminal proceeding on an attempt to commit the state treason due to the plans of the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne to hold telecast with the Russian TV channel. 

We Need to Talk telecast was the project initiated by NewsOne and Russia24 TV channels. The event was to be aired on Friday, July 12. 

The management of NewsOne TV channel stated that there will be no We Need to Talk telethon withRussia24 channel. There were statements about arranging rallies near the TV channel's building. in the evening of July 7, these statements were followed by threats to assail reporters and their families.

On July 8, NewsOne TV channel canceled the telecast due to the threats of the physical harm over the journalists.

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