The initiative of Ugra residents, implying the introduction of responsibility for cyberbullying of journalists, will be considered at the federal level. This is reported by the regional government.
The proposal was made at a meeting on additional measures to ensure the rights of journalists provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation on the media, which was attended by the presidential envoy to the Ural Federal District Vladimir Yakushev, adviser to the Russian president, chairman of the council for the development of civil society and human rights Valery Fadeev, as well as representatives of the mass media and regional governments. The initiative was voiced by Vladimir Merkushev, chairman of the Ugra public chamber's commission on interaction with the media, a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia.
He suggested considering the possibility of introducing liability for bullying media representatives on social networks.
“The introduction of such an article in the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation will allow blocking groups in social networks where a person is humiliated. Journalists often face obstacles to their activities, attacks, and much develops into cyberbullying, ”said Vladimir Merkushev.
Valery Fadeev supported the idea of Ugra residents. He thanked the representatives of the region for raising the problem of bullying and added that the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation is preparing a "Digital Code" on this topic and will take these proposals into account.