The national Council on television and radio broadcasting responded to criticism of Freedom House, which called an act of censorship, the ban on broadcasting in Ukraine of the Russian TV channel «Rain», reported in the statement of the national Council.
«Service of the National Council, which constantly monitor both foreign and domestic broadcasters mismatch program content of the channel to the Ukrainian legislation», — the document says.
According to the report, there were «distributing commercial advertising, which is a violation of the ninth paragraph of article 13 of the law of Ukraine On advertising («stream (broadcasting) advertising contained in the broadcasts and programs of foreign broadcasters which are being broadcast (relayed) to the territory of Ukraine, if foreign broadcasters are not subject to the jurisdiction of the member States of the European Union or the States which ratified the European Convention on transfrontier television, shall be prohibited»).
«As you know, the Russian Federation has not ratified the Convention, therefore, the TV stations that operate under its jurisdiction, extends this provision», – said in a statement.
«In addition, repeatedly recorded distribution in the programs of TV channel «Rain» of information that does not meet the requirements of part two of article 6 of the Law of Ukraine On television and radio (do not use radio and television to call for war, aggressive actions or their propaganda») and article 28 of the law of Ukraine On information («information cannot be used for calls to overthrow the constitutional order, violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine, propaganda of war, violence, cruelty, incitement of interethnic, racial, religious hostility, committing terrorist acts, encroachment on the rights and freedoms of the individual)», – stressed in the national Council.
We will remind, the national Council obliged the providers to limit the broadcasting of «Rain» on the territory of Ukraine on January 12.
«In particular, the air of the TV channel administrative border between the Kherson oblast and Crimea is portrayed as the border between Ukraine and Russia», — said during the meeting, a member of the national Council Sergey Kostinsky.
The Council explained what the laws violated the Russian TV channel «Rain» 17.01.2017