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Ukraine’s Journalists Union offers not spread media law on printed, online media

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is offered to develop an individual law for them
17:21, 3 February 2020

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The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) offers not to spread the bill on media on printed and online media and develop an individual law for them as NUJU Head Serhiy Tomilenko reported on Facebook.

Expert of the Council of Europe Cristina Razgone stated that 99% of the text of the bill ‘dedicated to audio and video’.

“But some regulations concern printed and online media. And it should be taken into account. They should fall under particular regulation, not the same as audio and video”, Razgone said.

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According to the NUJU, the conditions of the activity of printed media, order of registration ad stop of actions of the certificate of registration need no improvement.

Earlier, the Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy recommends the Verkhovna Rada to support the bill #2693 on media as the basis.

On September 17, the Parliamentary Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy recommended the parliament to adopt as the basis the bill #2693 ‘On media’.

Ukraine’s parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov promised that the bill would be elaborated along with the journalists.

Related: It is important for all journalists to unite and state media law will be bad for country, - MEP Wells

As we reported, the media bill provides the creation of the so-called mass media code

According to the bill, only those broadcasters, which use the radio-frequency resources for earth broadcasting – FM radio and T2, will be licensed.

The chief body, which will monitor the media market, will be the National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting. This body will register the mass media or abolish the registration of the media, which activity violates the law.

Related: MEP Wells on media law: It contradicts values of democracy and principles of human rights

The bill provoked a lot of discontent among media workers, public organizations and MPs. The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine criticized the law and urged the government to stop its discussion.

 

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