The National Council presented the electronic State Register of Broadcasters

August 12, 2011

The updated electronic version of the StateRegister broadcasting is already available on the website of the NationalTelevision and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine. Larisa Mudrak at the briefing said that the register meets therequirements of several laws of Ukraine, first of all – “On Access toPublic Information”, as well as the base – “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” and “On the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council ofUkraine.”

She stated that “such a move makes transparent the functioning of bothdomestic broadcasters and the National Council.”

It`s worth noting that in the updated registrythe access to data on the TV organizations has been rather simplified, also ithas been supplemented by information about the owners, channel logos, program concepts,personnel supervisors etc. It was promised to fix permanently all sorts of changesto licenses, which are made in accordance with the decisions taken by theNational Council.

One can find the registry under the menu item “State Register”. TVand radio broadcasters in it are divided into “national” and “regional”,which provides data on the regional level.

Larisa Mudrak expressed gratitude for the supportto Antonina Cherevko (IMS Ukraine), to Taras Shevchenko, the Director of the MediaLaw Institute and  to Igor Rozkladayu,the lawyer of the Media Law Institute.
P.S. The project of the electronic version of the State Register is implementedin conjunction with the International Media Support (IMS) organization underthe “Media and Democracy” for Central and Eastern Europe and theCaucasus program. It`s ultimate goal is to assist the National Council inimproving its official Web resource to provide transparency and accessibilityof information.