The state Duma Committee on Informatica, information technologies and communications recommended the adoption in the first reading on 20 February, the draft law On guarantees of safety for journalists working in conflict zones.
the draft law was submitted to the state Duma, representatives of the three parliamentary factions on the background of the death of several workers in the Russian media in Ukraine, because the current law "On mass media" to the end does not solve the security issues correspondents.
According to the amendments, under the special conditions of professional activity refers to the execution of journalist jobs media within the Russian Federation, where introduced martial law in the area of armed conflict, as well as outside the Russian Federation in the area of military conflict.
The bill is scheduled conclusion of the insurance contract between the employer and the employee. Fines for the employer for the double violation of this agreement have the possibility to make up to 400 thousand Rubles..
the chief shall ensure correspondents in hot spots means of individual protection, identification sign "Press" (Press) and international identity of the journalist, but also to provide training on workers ' safety.
in addition, it is planned to introduce a voluntary genomic Desk (storage of biological material to identify the person). The draft law will apply to those who wait correspondents in the editorial office operators, producers and other.
in case of death of the insured journalist, the insurer will pay his family More than 2 million rubles, if harmed the health of employees, the media, and has had no opportunity to continue their professional activities - More than 1 million rubles.