December 22, 2022, 18:36

Freedom of Speech Is Not Widespread in a Country Behaving Like a Terrorist; It Is Admissible to Block russian Channels — Ministry of Culture and Information Policy

Blocking of the russian channels that incite hostility and escalate the war is admissible in Ukraine. Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy, told this during the briefing in Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“The fight against disinformation cannot be limited to refuting fakes or spreading one’s own narratives. The channels through which they spread must be cut down in the harshest possible way. This means that freedom of speech is not so widespread in a country behaving like a terrorist. It has long been discussed by the journalistic community whether terrorists can be given the floor if they seize a certain object. Now it has moved to the state level with the conclusion that blocking their channels, which they use to incite hostility, to increase the war, is absolutely admissible. I hope that it will also result in the process of condemning propagandists — and this mass process will have an impact on the entire subsequent history of the media, freedom of speech, admissible or unacceptable restrictions,” Taras Shevchenko said.

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