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IRIS 1995-1:11/29

Russian Federation

Draft Statute on State Support for the Mass Media

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Ad van Loon

European Audiovisual Observatory

A draft Statute to regulate the procedure for State support for the mass media and for book publishing as an integral part of Russian mass legislation on the mass media.

The draft also contains provisions on the privatisation of facilities providing backup to the operation of mass media and book publishing.

The draft Statute proposes that some of the provisions should enter into force on 1 January 1995, the draft had not yet been enacted into law on 6 January 1995.

Draft Statute: state support for the mass media and book publishing in the Russian Federation, published in English in the Post-Soviet Media Law & Policy Newsletter of 10 December 1994, issue 12/13: 9-11.