Razumkov about the bill about media: Unlikely to be unity when voting

Разумков о законопроекте про медиа: Вряд ли будет единство при голосовании

The draft law “On media” by people’s deputies from “public Servants” in Parliament, there is no full support. This opinion of the speaker of Parliament Dmitry Razumkov expressed edition& “Country” in an interview published on 9 July.

“I haven’t read it to the end, but it is enough that I hear from your colleagues. You have United on this issue. I am confident that this law will cause debate and in Parliament. From what I hear, a definite positive opinions I have,” he said.

The speaker noted that the Council common position on the draft law “On media” no.

“It’s unlikely to be unity in voting,” said Razumkov.

Bill No. 2693 authorship of people’s deputies from “Servants of the people” was registered in the Verkhovna Rada at the end of December 2019. The document should regulate the activities of television, radio, press, online media, streaming services and platforms common access to information. The authors of the bill, in particular, suggested that the national Council on television and radio broadcasting function of supervision and control over the entire media sphere.

The bill was harshly criticized by journalists and news organisations. May 19, 2020 Happy sent it back for first reading again.

More than 200 journalists, media managers and experts have signed an open letter to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, MPs and the European partners of Ukraine in which urged not to support the draft law “On media”.

July 1 the Verkhovna Rada Committee on issues of human and information policy recommended the Parliament to adopt the bill.

On 3 July the EU delegation to Ukraine urged to continue consultations on the draft law “On media”.

7 Jul public Council of the National Council of Ukraine on television and broadcasting generally supported the draft law “On media”.

The Verkhovna Rada
Vladimir Zelensky