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13.12.2001
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UNIAN

Association of the network broadcasters is against the law about TV debates

   

The association of the network TV and radio broadcasters turned to the Ukrainian President ’with the request to use his veto’ and not to sign this law. It was said in the application of the Association. (The Association unites 8 all-Ukrainian TV and radio companies). In particular, the protestors state, the new law contradicts the Ukrainian laws on entrepreneurial activities, on National Council in charge of TV and radio broadcasting, on TV and radio broadcasting and actually forces private mass media to provide for their own means not only appointing the best time for political discussions, but also the preparation of such programs. Besides, the authors of the appeal see in this law an attempt of ’the brutal intervention of state structures into the activities of privately owned mass media’ and ’introducing the state control over the activities of privately owned mass media’. This is ’absolutely inadmissible and contradicts the international practice’.

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