National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine says it’s necessary to expand their authority, according to their statement. It comes shortly after the incident when Ukrainian MP and owner of NewsOne Muraviev said on air that the Revolution of Dignity was a coup d’état.
“The National Council believes that blocking work of domestic media is unacceptable,” the statement reads.
At the same time, the press service says that in the conditions of informational aggression, the occupation of certain territories of Ukraine, and armed fight for independence and national sovereignty, the informational resources of Ukraine should be more responsible, and the National Council has to have “effective mechanisms for reacting to the challenges in the media sphere”.
“In order for the actions of the regulatory body to be corresponding to contemporary threats, the authority of the National Council should be expanded. It will allow us to promptly regulate the informational space and not allow any unpunished statements or any type of informational policy that negates the territorial integrity of Ukraine or questions such historic events as the Revolution of Dignity,” the statement summarized.
As it was reported earlier, MP Muraviev said that Maidan was a coup d’état on air of NewsOne TV channel that he owns. These words prompted an outrage and the building of the TV channel was blocked by activists.