August 2, 2022, 14:39

The New Media Act will simplify communication between the National Council of Television, Radio Broadcasting and the media

The new draft Media Act to be adopted as demanded by the European Union and currently under parliamentary review is not intended to put pressure on the media; on the contrary, its goal is to simplify communication between the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine and the media.

Olha Herasymiuk, Chair of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, stated this at her briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“The media community has some misgivings about excessive regulation allegedly present in the new draft Media Act currently reviewed by the Verkhovna Rada. First, one must read the bill’s text to refute such misgivings. You will see that it is focused on making sure the national regulator supports the development of the information environment. It does not regulate the work of journalists and does not block bloggers; on the contrary, it offers online media an opportunity to get the media status and some preferences that go with it,” she explained.

Olha Herasymiuk indicated that the new draft Act does not provide for the prohibition of any TV channels by the National TV and Radio Council.

“Everyone is asking about that. However, the National Council has not turned a single channel off. Unfortunately, though, the National Council could not turn off channels owned by notorious Medvedchuk during the preparations for the hot phase of the war; the cases are

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