Ukraine's Deputy PM: Ukrainian language quotas on radio stations grow to 35%
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko has said the ratio of Ukrainian songs on radio stations will increase to 35% as of November 8.
"Today, the third phase of the implementation of Ukrainian quotas on radio stations comes into force – at least 35% of songs in Ukrainian, including in prime time. In the two years of the law – no radio station has been closed, there are more new wonderful songs in Ukrainian in all genres," he wrote on Twitter on November 8, 2018.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the law came into force on November 8, 2016, introducing annual increases in the quotas, which should be 25% in the first year, 30% in the second year, and 35% in the third year for songs; at least 50%, 55%, and 60%, respectively, for programs.
The law stipulates that eventually broadcasters must ensure that the share of the songs in the country's official language (Ukrainian) shall be no less than 35% of the total number of songs broadcast in 24 hours, in particular, at least 35% of the total number of songs played within the time intervals from 07:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 22:00.