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Government adopts strategy on informational reintegration of Donbas

The Cabinet of Ministers intends to expand TV and radio broadcasting on the occupied Donbas
14:07, 26 July 2018

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Ukraine’s Government adopted a strategy of informational reintegration of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.  The respective decision was made at the Government’s session, as 112.ua reports.

According to the document, which is available on RBK-Ukraine, the information strategy says that the full restoration of the broadcasting of the Ukrainian TV and radio companies is possible only if the occupied territories of Donbas are completely released.

Therefore, under the conditions of limited broadcasting and access to other Ukrainian media, including online media, special attention will be paid to the following aspects:

  • Expanding of the area of the ground broadcasting of the Ukrainian TV and radio companies from the territories adjusted to the temporary occupied ones;
  • Creation of a production system and spreading of a specialized content for the Ukrainian citizens who live on the temporarily occupied territories on Donetsk and Luhansk regions;
  • Providing the individuals with visual and hearing disabilities with the ways to receive information in an accessible form;
  • Carrying out systematic work with the settlers as an important communication channel with the Ukrainians, who live in occupied Donbas.

Earlier, Ukraine’s National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting intended to impose sanctions against the Russian media in Crimea.

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Reportedly, Sergiy Kostinsky, the Member of the Council, stated that the broadcasting will be 75% Ukrainian-speaking since October.

Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine’s National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting issued new permissions for temporary broadcasting under under a simplified procedure on the temporary controlled territories of Donbas and Crimea.

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