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The State Duma has declared openness for discussion of amendments to the legislation on media - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


The building of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Okhotny ryad Street in Moscow. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. The State Duma of the Russian Federation is open for discussion of amendments to the legislation on media if such adjustments are necessary for improvement of work of journalists, the deputy of the State Duma, the deputy head of advisory council of Rosgvardiya Mikhail Starshinov.© has said RIA Novosti / Vladimir to Fedorenko In the Federation Council have commented on the law on work of media the tochkakhobshchestvenny chamber of the Russian Federation on Tuesday carries out a round table to hot "Protection of freedom of speech or threat of national security. Activity of media — foreign agents in Russia". Experts will consider a question of legislative regulation of activity of media foreign agents and experience of law-enforcement practice and also a question of foreign influence as threats of information security of Russian regions. "The only thing, once again I want to tell a wish — work according to the current legislation. If there are any questions or wishes concerning changes of the legislation or some adjustments in this area, then we are open to dialogue — and the committee platform, including, and in the State Duma, and here the commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation — I think that this beautiful place where all this can be discussed at rather professional level and to make the relevant decision which would promote work of media" — Starshinov has said during a round table. The parliamentarian has noted that the question of freedom of speech, "certainly, is relevant". © RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov to Pass into an image bank the Head of HRC has commented on amendments to the project about media foreign agents "And, in my opinion, it is only possible to welcome any steps which provide this freedom of speech, and the only wish is that respect for the rights and freedoms of journalists and members of the media didn't disperse from the current legislation of the Russian Federation" — Starshinov has explained. "Sometimes, frankly speaking, causes some bewilderment, in any case, in me why next any things don't become, and then come to an end with investigations, a sensation and we designate. Least of all I would like to go on the way of some bans or restrictions of activity of journalists" — the parliamentarian has concluded.

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