MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) – The Information Ministry is busy working on a resolution on national television content. Belarusian Information Minister Alexander Karlyukevich made the relevant statement on the air of the TV channel STV, BelTA has learned.
The official noted that the renewed mass media law is sufficient for making up one's mind about what the national television product is. “A number of bylaws will be developed to supplement the law. A Council of Ministers resolution dedicated solely to national television content is one of them. Specialists of the Information Ministry and representatives of the TV reporter community are working on it now. We are going to broadly discuss the draft resolution,” added Alexander Karlyukevich.
Speaking about amendments to the mass media law, which are due to come into force on 1 December, Alexander Karlyukevich stressed that steps made by the reporter community contribute to the consolidation of this community and the society as a whole. “It seems to me we have some work yet to do. I would like public reporter organizations to come up with initiatives so that we could move forward,” said Alexander Karlyukevich. “We believe there are a number of aspects concerning terminology regarding participants of the media space. We should resume the discussion of the term ‘freelancer' and add some initiatives. We will listen to the reporter community in deciding on these matters.”