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.