What’s up with Ukraine’s media regulation? August 2023: decriminalization of pornography, ads in minority languages, new NBC regulations for public comments

DSLU has prepared its second volume of the monthly digest on media and digital rights regulation, now covering August 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 second digest, we have covered:

  • the draft law decriminalizing pornography and its implications on the rights to freedom of expression and privacy;
  • the amendments to the Law on National Minorities (Communities) of Ukraine, adopted in the first reading and providing more freedom for advertising in non-Ukrainian language;
  • recent attempts to enhance the prohibition on Russian music;
  • the new acts published by the National Broadcasting Council for public consultations;

The digest for August 2023 can be accessed here: Digest #2 – August 2023