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The parliamentary Committee on freedom of speech and information policy of Ukraine has debriefed the approved MIP plan of activity for 2016

Today, 2 February 2016, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on freedom of speech and information policy, debriefed the MIP progress analysis of activity in 2015, and also approved MIP plan of activity for 2016, which was presented by the Minister of information policy of Ukraine Yurii Stets. The Committee members supported the articles relating to the joint activity of MIP and the relevant Committee in the legislative sphere.

Victoria Syumar, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on freedom of speech and information policy during her speech stressed: "All initiatives that were developed by the Committee jointly with the Ministry regarding the implementation of the Coalition agreement of deputy factions "European Ukraine" and plan of measures for implementing the Action plan of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Strategy for sustainable development "Ukraine-2020" in 2015, found support in the Parliament, and became the laws. This shows the quality of cooperation between the Ministry and the Committee".

In turn, Yurii Stets said: "The key issue for 2016 for the Ministry and me are the accomplishment of the reform of the International broadcasting multimedia platform of Ukraine and the implementation of the government communication reform. It is obvious that without changes to the laws, as a consequence of the quality cooperation between us and the relevant Committee, it will be impossible to do. Speaking of cooperation between the Parliament and the Government, our example of the quality work between the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on freedom of speech and information policy, is probably the best. No one can be proud of such results of cooperation between the committees and ministries in the current Government and the Parliament of the VIII convocation. I appreciate this cooperation very much".

Recall that the launch of the International broadcasting multimedia platform of Ukraine (IBMPU) took place on 1th October 2015. IBMPU was formed on the basis of the state broadcasting companies "The world service"Ukrainian television and radio broadcasting", "Bank television" (BTB) and the information agency "Ukrinform". Legal basis for the International broadcasting multimedia platform of Ukraine became the Law "On the international broadcasting system of Ukraine", which was developed by MIP and signed by the President of Ukraine on 28th December 2015.

20 January 2016, during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of information policy of Ukraine presented the Concept of the government communication reform, which was supported by the Government. The Concept was developed on the initiative of MIP with the participation of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, a group of independent experts and with the support of the UK Government.


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