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Lyogky: Belarusian media laws up-to-date, correspond to national realities

Society 12.09.2018 | 14:52

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian media legislation is up-to-date and corresponds to our realities, Belarus' First Deputy Information Minister Pavel Lyogky told BelTA ahead of the 13th Belarusian International Media Forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Space.

"While developing the law on mass media in Belarus, we did a lot of research on similar legislations of other countries. But not all the novels that are considered modern and relevant were accepted in our country. We have our own features, approaches, interests, including national ones that should be protected by this law. All countries cannot live by the same rules. The Belarusian media legislation is quite modern, corresponds to the Belarusian realities and is conducive to the development of our media space," Pavel Lyogky said.

He added that the new edition of the law on media comes into force on 1 December 2018. There is no need for any amendments yet. "Time moves on. The law will certainly require some amendments in the future. But at the moment we do not set such large-scale tasks. First of all, we need to figure out by-laws that will set the new edition of the law on media into motion. We need specific mechanisms. This is what we are working on today," Pavel Lyogky said.

The 13th Belarusian International Media Forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Space kicked off in Minsk on 12 September. Attending it are more than 300 media leaders, prominent political scientists, experts from the CIS and non-CIS countries. The event is held in the context of the digitization of the Eurasian Economic Union, the development of the digital economy and the information society in Belarus, qualitative changes in the activity of modern mass media. Special attention will be given to digital formats of media work, new media management technologies, cross-border information challenges and threats caused by an inflow of numerous online publications into the public life.

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