Print media of Ukraine will refuse the version in Russian due to new language norms
On January 16, 2022, new rules will come into force in Ukraine, according to which all print media in the country must publish at least half of their circulation in Ukrainian. However, the editorial offices of many newspapers and magazines are experiencing financial difficulties, therefore, due to the innovation, they will be forced to abandon the Russian-language version.
In the newspapers of the publishing house “Mega-press group”: “Program”, “Program TV”, “Telekurier” and “Teleguide”, as well as “Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine“.
Oksana Bogdanova, editor-in-chief of the newspaper KP in Ukraine, told the Strana newspaper that the editorial board “will act within the framework of the current legislation, which will come into force on January 16”.
“It is very expensive to publish two versions of the newspaper, both in Ukrainian and in Russian, because the main costs are paper, printing and sales. That is, the costs will double if you do two versions at the same time, ”she said.
As the site kp.ru wrote, the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine noted that the Russian language cannot be used in advertisements and advertisements placed in print media. The languages of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine, English and the official languages of the EU are allowed to be used in advertisements and announcements, the Ukrainian State Television and Radio Agency specified.