The OSCE called on Parliament to reconsider the “dictatorial” law on mass media

The OSCE called on Parliament to reconsider the “dictatorial” law on mass media

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The organization believes that a document can affect the propagation of online content in Ukraine.

The OSCE has expressed concern over the bill number 6688, according to which sites it will be possible to block without a court decision. This was stated by the representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir.

“I urge legislators to seriously reconsider the text of the bill and to balance security concerns with the right of citizens to free expression and free media”, – quotes the press service of the OSCE his quote.

The text says that the draft law, among other things, provides additional powers to law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, especially in relation to blocking access to various types of online information services.

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“Although I share the problem of national security of Ukraine, the draft bill should draw up a concrete and clear measures to uphold the principles of transparency, proportionality and the need to avoid overly broad and excessive measures affecting the distribution of online content in Ukraine,” – said the representative of the OSCE, adding that the bill lacks provisions to ensure effective judicial review and due process against the decision on blocking access.

As previously reported, the Verkhovna Rada sent back for revision bill No. 6688, which the media has dubbed a dictatorship. The document included an option without a court order to block any sites for 48 hours.

Video information security or total censorship. BP sent back for revision the controversial bill 6688

Verkhovna Rada sent back for revision bill 6688. In the media it has already been dubbed a dictatorship. Because the document, in particular, the possibility without a court order to block any sites up to 48 hours. A more complete filtering Internet traffic through special channels. For the government to know when and what sites come Ukrainians.

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