What’s up with Ukraine’s media regulation? September 2023: legislation on ads in minority languages adopted, the new law potentially threatening NBC’s independence

DSLU has prepared its third volume of the monthly digest on media and digital rights regulation, now covering September 2023. This series of digests provides an overview of the proposed and adopted legislation in the spheres of freedom of expression, media regulation, privacy and data protection, Internet regulation in general, and the activities of the National Broadcasting Council in the area of Media Law implementation.

In the third digest, we have covered:

  • the changes in governance inside the Parliamentary Committee on Freedom of Expression;
  • the flaws of the recently adopted amendments to the Law on National Minorities (Communities) of Ukraine providing more opportunities for advertising in non-Ukrainian language;
  • the continued discussion surrounding two draft laws aimed at amending Article 301 of the Criminal Code currently criminalizing pornography in Ukraine;
  • the threats to the National Broadcasting Council’s independence emanating from the new Law on Lawmaking Activities.

It additionally provides follow-up to the acts and events described in the previous editions of the digest.

The digest for September 2023 can be accessed here: Digest #3 – September 2023