The history of creation of the State Committee for
Television and Broadcasting of Ukraine is connected with history of
reorganization of the state. Till 1991 there were two separate bodies which
cared of information and publishing policy, - The State Committee for
Television and Broadcasting of USSR
and the State Committee of USSR on press. However on May, the13th, 1991 the
State Committee for Television and Broadcasting of USSR has been liquidated,
and its functions are transferred to the State broadcasting company.
In 1992 the State Committee of USSR on press has
been liquidated, and functions concerning carrying out of a nation-wide
policy in book publishing, to registration of printed matter, of the control
over performance of the state order for the edition of textbooks and other
separate editions have been transferred to the Ministry of culture of Ukraine.
Soon, in May 1993, these functions in Ministry of culture have taken away and
have transferred to again created State Committee on Affairs of Publishing
Houses, Polygraphy and Books Distribution of
Ukraine which becomes the assignee of the State Committee of Press.
In 1994 the Committee is reorganized in the Ministry
of Press and Information Affairs of Ukraine.
In 1995 the State Committee for Television and
Broadcasting “revives” on whom the organization of performance of certificates
of the legislation in television and radio broadcasting sphere and
corresponding decisions of National board concerning television and
broadcasting, management realization, the state television and broadcasting
and execution of responsibility for its development, coordination of activity
of the enterprises, establishments and the organizations which are into
sphere of its management. Besides, a long-term plans of development and
coordination of activity of national, regional and regional broadcasting
companies, grantings of the methodical and
organizational technical help by it, has been put on the State committee for
television and broadcasting of Ukraine.
In 1996 after acceptance of the Constitution of
Ukraine the Ministry of Ukraine of press and information affairs will be
reorganized in the Ministry of the information of Ukraine,
and 4 months therefore the State committee for television and broadcasting
and the State news agency of Ukraine
get to its submission. So lasts till 1998 when them subordinate to the
Cabinet of Ukraine.
In 1999 the information Ministry is liquidated, but
the State committee of an information policy which provided state policy
carrying out in information and publishing spheres is created. A year the
State committee for television and broadcasting and the State committee for
information policy incorporates later in one body – the State Committee for
Information Policy, Television and Broadcasting of Ukraine which carries out
functions of the predecessors.
In 2003 the State Committee for Information Policy,
Television and Broadcasting, again became the State Committee for Television
and Broadcasting, but continues to carry out functions which leave far beyond
television and broadcasting questions: the information policy, publishing,
public morals, the language policy, the press.
Following changes have taken place only in the end
of 2005 when the question of a language policy has been withdrawn in the
State Committee for Television and Broadcasting of Ukraine and is transferred
to the Ministry of culture of Ukraine.
In the beginning of 2006 function of registration of printing mass-media,
except printing editions of erotic character, has been transferred to the
Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.