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Ukrainian Helsinki Union Sees Monitoring Of Media And Internet For Finding Information Banned In Ukraine As An

Ukrainian Helsinki Union Sees Monitoring Of Media And Internet For Finding Information Banned In Ukraine As Antidemocratic Decision

Yevhen Zakharov. Foto: zib.com.ua
Yevhen Zakharov. Foto: zib.com.ua

Yevhen Zakharov, Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and the director of the Kharkiv human rights group, sees as an antidemocratic decision the decree of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko regulating the monitoring of mass media and the Internet to find information banned in Ukraine.

He gave the position to Ukrainian News Agency.

"This is an antidemocratic decision. For more than twenty years I have been fighting such tendencies and I have managed to stop such things to the present day. It will be very hard now, as, in my opinion, an absolutely incorrect vision stands behind this. And an incorrect vision is that this is required to fight the enemy. Absolutely different things are required to fight the enemy," he said.

In his opinion, the monitoring of mass media and the Internet will affect the freedom of mass media.

Yevhen Zakharov notes that the practice exists in Russia, China, and Belarus, but not in free countries.

"This is just nonsense," he added.

The Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union believes that the presidential decree is a mistake of President Petro Poroshenko and those who support it.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Petro Poroshenko ordered the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine to monitor regularly Ukrainian media and Internet resources open to the public to reveal information prohibited in the territory of Ukraine.

The Ministry of Information Policy is obliged to organize and provide monitoring of Ukrainian media and Internet resources open to the public to reveal information prohibited in the territory of Ukraine.

The Ministry of Information Policy is also ordered to reveal threats to the national interests and national security.


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