The Committee on Disinformation Bill Recommended Parliament to Be Accepted

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The committee recommended that the Rada pass the bill
Photo: Committee meeting (RBC-Ukraine)

The bill provides for the introduction of liability for intentional misinformation

The Humanitarian and Information Policy Committee recommends that the Verkhovna Rada adopt Bill No. 2693 On Media as the basis. This was announced by the head of the committee, Alexander Tkachenko, reports RBC-Ukraine.

According to him, the corresponding decision was made during a committee meeting on Friday, January 17.

"Recommending Verkhovna Rada to consider bill No. 2693" On Media "in the first reading," Tkachenko said.

Recall, on December 27, the Rada registered draft law "On Media" No. 2693. The new law on media plans to introduce responsibility for the deliberate dissemination of information, which is an element of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Most of the norms of the so-called law on disinformation will be valid only until Ukrainian territories are de-occupied.

Also, RBC-Ukraine wrote that the Ministry of Culture presented the main points of the new bill regarding the regulation of media in Ukraine. In particular, the bill provides for the appearance of an ombudsman for information, a ban on the ownership or financing of media by citizens / companies of the Russian Federation, registration of media and responsibility.

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