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Ukraine launches public broadcasting - independent of power and funding sources
07.04.2015 | 18:09
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Tuesday, April 7, Kiev hosted a presentation of the National public broadcasting, which will comprise two independent TV channels and three radio channels.

During the presentation of a national public broadcaster, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that in the process of organization of public television activities it is significant both "to get rid of the influence of authorities on the formation of bodies responsible for management of the new public television and to provide an opportunity to have independent and guaranteed sources of funding."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that during his discussion with Director General of the National Television Company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania concerning what shape a public television should have, it was agreed on the need to abandon a public enterprise form.

"Public television, in compliance with a decree of the Government, is established as a public joint stock company”, informed the Head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. “Not such a public company that is directly controlled by the Ministry of Finance, the Government and the Prime Minister, but as an exceptionally independent body with its own management system”.

The Prime Minister emphasized the public television plays a crucial role in today's information war started by Russia: "Russia started a new type of warfare, a hybrid war, which has spread not just to eastern Ukraine and the entire Ukraine - Russian propaganda has already reached the territory of the European Union what is openly declared by the EU".

"That's why we should ensure people hear the truth, know what is happening, to prevent manipulation of facts. And to ensure Ukrainian journalism could become exemplary with regard to the global media standards – in its ability to deliver true information, to obtain information, represent facts and interpret clearly and fairly", urged Arseniy Yatsenyuk.


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