Ukraine: transparency of media ownership in focus at conference

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The FINANCIAL — The Ukrainian capital Kyiv last week hosted an international conference focused on establishing an effective mechanism for transparency of media ownership in Ukraine, organized as part of a joint programme of the EU and the Council of Europe on strengthening information society in Ukraine, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.

More than 100 participants discussed recommendations for an effective mechanism of disclosure of beneficial owners of media in Ukraine, most of which were taken into account in the draft law “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine to ensure the transparency of media ownership and implementation of the principles of state policy in the field of television and radio broadcasting”.
Ambassador Jan Tombiński, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said “adoption of the law providing for transparency of media ownership would bring Ukraine closer to the best European practice and provide for important democratic check.”


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