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the State Duma will consider at plenary session on Friday two bills of amendments in the law " ABT mass media "

the State Duma will consider at plenary session on Friday two bills of amendments in the law " ABT mass media ".

As the correspondent " passes; News " one of the bills, brought by deputies Peter Shelishchem and Victor Pohmelkinym, will be considered in the first reading. It provides change of article 31 of the law on mass-media which provides withdrawal or a lack of distribution of the licence to the mass media which are in state ownership, or being commercial bodies if participation of the state in them exceeds 25 percents

As has declared " News " the vice-president Duma on the information policy Boris Reznik, the given bill " is the first of a number of laws on demonopolization of mass media ". Similar necessity, considers the deputy, " for a long time has ripened, the state should not interfere with activity of mass-media ". He has expressed opinion that the state has different ways of the reference to the people, for example, through the Internet or by means of the statements, which mass media W readiness duplicate.

other bill which will be considered in the second reading, provides definition of an order of assignment of the name to mass media and refusal of check in of mass media. It is a question of unjustified use in names of words " Russia " and " the Russian Federation " and also slangy words and word combinations. The law has no retroactive effect, thus speech does not go ABT the mass-media already registered by the time of adoption of law, for example such, as " the Soviet Russia ".