137 newspapers and magazines to be decommunizated

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are seven regions with no decommunizated mass media
20:45, 24 May 2016

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137 publications fall within the scope of the decommunisation legislation, stated the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting press service.

"The total number of print media, which is the subject to decommunisation procedure is 137, 56 of which did not provide answers to the Ministry of Justice Local Offices’ handlings regarding the requirements of the law; 4 of them are taking measures for the re-registration, 4 have already been re-registered; 21 certificates are recognized as those that cannot be granted; 10 certificates are found terminated; 3 certificates are invalid; 25 are situated on the territory  that is not under Ukraine’s control; 9 - registration file has been submitted to the Ministry of Justice; 3 – there is no breach of the law; 2 – measures for decommunisation are not taken, "- was told at the committee.

Occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Odessa, and Kiev and Crimea regions  are among the regions in which the number of media to be decommunisated is the highest.

"The best situation for the implementation of measures aimed at the compliance with the law is in the Volyn, Transcarpathian, Kiev, Kirovograd, Nikolaev, Sumy, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy regions and the city of Kiev", - was said in a statement.

Vinnytsia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Ternopil and Rivne regions do not have the print media, which falls under the decommunization.

Related: Poroshenko: We must complete decommunization, it is a matter of national security

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