What’s up with Ukraine’s media regulation in December 2023?

DSLU opens its 2024 with the next volume of the monthly digest on media and digital rights regulation, now covering December 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.

While during the last month of 2023, the MP were not too active in suggesting new laws, December brought along some important developments in other areas. The highlights of this volume are:

  • the appointment of the new Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Freedom of Expression;
  • the adoption of the new law amending the Ukrainian language broadcasting quotas to fulfil the demands on national minorities’ rights protection;
  • the updates on the Draft Law on Personal Data Protection aimed at GDPR implementation;
  • the completion of the first stage of co-regulatory bodies creation in Ukraine.

As usual, the digest contains references to the documents discussed in the previous volumes of the digest and provides a follow-up to the acts and events described therein.

You can access the December 2023 digest here: Digest #6 – December 2023.