President Petro Poroshenko signed Law of Ukraine № 856-VIII on the Foreign Broadcasting System of Ukraine adopted by the Parliament on December 8. According to the Head of State, the Law is important for Ukraine. “Today, in conditions of hybrid war, it is the issue of state survival and efficient response to propaganda of the country-aggressor against Ukraine,” the President said.
Unprejudiced presentation of information on the situation in Ukraine should be the main criterion of the foreign broadcasting. “This should be the criterion of efficient information policy. We shouldn’t copy propaganda methods of the country-aggressor. On the contrary, our journalists should tell the truth about the war in Ukraine and gain trust this way,” the Head of State emphasized.
The President thanked everyone who joined the elaboration of the Law – people’s deputies and the Ministry of Information Policy.
Minister of Information Policy Yurii Stets assured the President the reform of foreign broadcasting would be completed in two months. “The world should know Ukraine as a state having not only problems, but also rich history and culture, good investment climate, great tourist opportunities and kind people,” he said. Yurii Stets noted that Petro Poroshenko had been standing at the origins of freedom of speech in Ukraine. He believes that the Law would yield results soon.
Besides, the President noted the necessity of restoring Ukrainian broadcasting in the areas of Donbas liberated from occupation, as well as telling the truth about the situation to the occupied territories.