Shalva Papuashvili: Everyone who opposes the amendments to the law on broadcasting supports hatred, terrorism and obscenity

Everyone who opposes the amendments to the law on broadcasting supports hatred, terrorism and obscenity, said Parliament Chairman Shalva Papuashvili.

As he noted, changes are being made in accordance with the request of the European Commission. Papuashvili states that everyone who opposes changes opposes integration into the European Union.

"Obscenity, hate speech, and terrorism are already written in the law. The only thing that is being changed and added in accordance with the instructions of the European Commission is that if until now the appeal of these issues was closed by the broadcaster, now the issue will go to the Regulatory Commission in accordance with the request of the European Commission. And since its decisions can all be appealed to court, a judicial instance will also be added. So, this is a European standard. Everyone who opposes such changes opposes integration into the European Union and supports hatred, terrorism and obscenity," Papuashvili said.

The Parliament passed the amendments to the Law on Broadcasting in the first reading, according to which the decisions made by the broadcaster's self-regulatory body regarding the programs containing hate speech and calls to terrorism will be appealed to the National Communications Commission.

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