Government adopts concept of public policy on language

10:48, 22 April 2008
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 To create an optimal language field in the state

The Government Committee on Humanitarian Issues chaired by Vice Prime Minister Ivan Vasyunyk approved a draft Decree of the President "On Concept of implementation of the public policy on language".

According to the government’s press-office, implementation of the Concept will promote the creation of an optimal language field in the state, create necessary conditions for strengthening nationality of the Ukrainian language as well as ensure free and conflict-free development of all evident in Ukraine languages of national minorities and their revival.

The document determines the key tasks: protection of the language-cultural and language-information field of Ukraine, development of the Ukrainian segment of Internet and Ukrainian software, creation of conditions for studying by the citizens of Ukraine languages of international communication on the principle of “state language plus two foreign languages at the least” etc.

Thus, the priorities for implementation of the language policy in Ukraine will be: establishment of independent legislative basis for state support of publishing-house in Ukrainian, Ukrainian-speaking mass media, song products etc, improvement of the quality of Ukrainian broadcasting on native tv and radio channels, provision of the citizens’ rights for receiving information in Ukrainian, including through printed mass media and movies review, dubbed, subtitled in Ukrainian, enhancing the prestige of the Ukrainian language, bringing up Ukrainian language consciousness and national dignity.

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