Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yushchenko suspended from the leadership of television and radio.

March 19, the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the Act on Television and Radio Broadcasting, according to which the President had suspended participation in the governing bodies of public radio and television, the "Ukrainian Truth".
The document stipulates that the leadership of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTKU) and the National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRKU) is appointed and dismissed from the post of the Verkhovna Rada, on the proposal of not less than one third of people's deputies.
Previously, leaders of two of these organizations to appoint and dismiss the president by the Verkhovna Rada.
In addition, the charters of these organizations are now approved by the Government of Ukraine.
The amended Act also prescribed that the legal status NTKU and NRKU can be changed only by the status of "public television and radio."
Previously, the status of public boards and NKTU NRKU defined the charters of these organizations.
For changes to the law voted by more than 300 members, which makes it possible to overcome presidential veto if it is imposed.

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