Ministry of culture denies that, under the patronage of the Ministry is the restoration activities of the National Commission for public morality. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry.
According to the report, the Ministry of culture understands the concerns of the public as a result of the published information, though under the patronage of the Ministry is the restoration activities of the National Commission on public morality, however, the Ministry official said that did not intend to create a body that will exercise oversight over censorship of the media or inhibit creative activities of artists.
The Ministry of culture said that really 11 January, a meeting was held, where were discussed the issues of public control over observance of legislation in sphere of protection of public morality.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the state Committee, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of culture, representatives of creative unions.
The Ministry of culture announced that the creative unions in accordance with article 15 of the law of Ukraine «On protection of public morality» is assigned the function of public control over its implementation.
But as creative unions and extrinsic control function of the Ministry of culture took the initiative to ask for clarification how to implement this Law, the Committee on culture and spirituality, as well as the Committee on freedom of speech and information policy.
«Since the Ministry of culture is unable to perform the expert function in this question, it was decided to establish an expert Advisory body of the Ministry of culture — Council of experts for the protection of public morality,» — said in a statement.
«Strongly emphasize that the main purpose of this Council is purely operating criteria that subsequently after a wide public and professional discussion and consideration of the positions of all involved in the process of specialists will be approved by the Ministry of culture. After the work of such criteria, the Council will cease to exist since its task is exhausted», — concluded in the Ministry.
The Ministry of culture told why the Expert Council for the protection of morals 20.01.2017