The Supreme Rada of Ukraine vs. the National TV company
The confrontation of the Supreme Rada and the National TV company of Ukraine (NTVC), connected with the transmission of the sessions of the Parliament, lasts. The National Council in charge of TV and radio broadcasting is going to apply the strict sanctions and to fine the NTVC (1.15 million hryvnas) for non-fulfillment of the state order on the direct broadcasting of the sessions of the Supreme Rada.
Mykola Tomenko, the head of the Parliamentary committee in charge of the freedom of speech and information, explained that, on the basis of the decision of the National Council on TV and radio broadcasting, the founders of the NTVC, the Supreme Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers, had the right to fine the TV channel for the sum of the non-fulfilled order.
(«Fakty», No. 163, 9 September 2003)