National commission of experts concerning protection of public morals, National council concerning television and broadcasting and heads of leading TV companies agreed about partnership for ensuring information rights and freedoms and protection of public morals.
The corresponding charter the chairman of the commission on morals Vasily Kostitsky, the first deputy chairman of the National Council on television and broadcasting Igor Kurus and heads of TV companies "5th channel" signed, ICTV, "The new channel", Broadcasting Company "Ukraine", THETAS, "Studio 1+1" and "Ayr".
The document on the form and content is the public contract which pays attention to self-regulation and observance by subjects of information activities of the legislation on protection of public morals.
According to the document, mass media assumed the obligation not to allow propaganda for war, fascism and neo-fascism, violence, humiliation of honor and dignity of the personality, distribution of xenophobia, an ukrainofobiya, anti-Semitism, racism, a pornography, kindling of the interregional, interethnic and interfaith conflicts.
The charter is open for accession of new subjects.
According to the director general of ICTV Alexander Bogutsky, the Inter TV channel didn't join a charter as I am not ready to such fast signing, considering that discussion on this matter at first had to take place.
Along with it he reported that STB TV channel will join a charter and didn't sign it on Thursday because his representatives for the objective reasons couldn't be present at a meeting.