In the state Duma Committee on information policy hope that the draft law On the protection of correspondents working in hot spots, will be adopted during the autumn session.
The state Duma adopted in February a draft law in first reading. The document was submitted for consideration to the lower house of the representatives of the three parliamentary factions amid the deaths of several employees of the Russian media in Ukraine, because the current law "On mass media" to the end does not solve the issues of security correspondents. The amendments require the employer to conclude With the worker of the insurance contracts, to ensure correspondents working in hot spots, means of individual protection, the identification mark "Press" (Press And international press credentials, and conduct training of employees on safety measures.
"Work continues on the bill for the second reading, coming in contact With the government, With the Ministry of communications, With other bodies. We hope that consensus will be found which will give the opportunity to take in the autumn session the draft law, retaining all the important correspondents guarantees that are offered in this bill. And to protect them in cases where the owner of the media does not fulfill its obligations, " said Fins news the head of the state Duma on the information policy, Leonid Levin.
since the Ukrainian authorities military operations in the South-East of the country lost his life four Russian journalist: correspondent of the Agency "Russia today" Andrei Stenin, Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk And Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Klyan.