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ALL AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL AIMED AT SUPPORTING DOMESTIC MEDIA – D.ABAYEV

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The draft law “On making amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on information issues at the meeting of the Public Council for information and public development” was approved,

Bakhniyar Karashina, Director of the Department of State Policy in the media, told the bill.

“The Ministry of Information and Public Development continues to improve the media legislation. The main purpose of these works is to create a favorable environment for the development of Kazakhstan’s media industry. At the same time, this year our Ministry has developed a draft law on amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan “, – B. Karashina.

“First of all, it is a tax exemption for domestic print media. Secondly, the creation of a unified system of state information policy, thirdly, obstruction of the advertising of the trade mark on the abolition of alcohol in the domestic mass media, elaboration of competence of the authorized bodies on broadcasting on the TV-radio channels working with the state, and improvement of the legislation on access to information. Changes are made in the Tax Code, the laws “On Mass Media”, “On Advertisement”, “On Access to Information”, “On Broadcasting”, “On Informatization”, “On Legal Acts”.

In his turn, the Minister of Information and Public Development Dauren Abayev noted that he worked with the Ministry of Internal Affairs to make changes to the law on alcohol.

“The number of crimes committed by alcohol has increased. It means that no advertising has any effect on advertising. We are considering this issue. Secondly, we strengthen social advertising. Now we have no such opportunity. We send the proceeds from this to social advertising. Social advertising is in “prime time”. 6 to 10 people are watching TV the next time. There is also a problem with young people. I’ve been saying that parents should decide for themselves what children are watching. Therefore, from 10 to 6 adolescents will have a rest and prepare for school. Parents themselves need to regulate their real or perceived attitude, “said D.Abayev.

The Minister also said that brand names will be advertised, not just wine and beer

“You see Russia and other TV channels. Advertisements about their brands are displayed on the channels. And our companies stay away and our ads are not advertising. And it will also bring us funding. In addition, we need to address the health problem. Together with the Ministry of Health, we are considering this issue, “he said.

In addition, Dauren Abayev noted that all amendments to the draft law “On mass media” aimed to mitigate the activities of domestic mass media.

“All amendments to this bill are aimed at supporting domestic media. There are no issues with journalists’ work. We have elaborated this draft law in support of the mass media sector, “he said.

It should be noted that the amended draft law will be introduced to the Majilis at the end of the year.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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