First Deputy Minister of information policy of Ukraine Emine dzhaparova said that the lack of freedom of speech in Russia will lead to a doomed society, in which citizens of Russia will be deprived of critical thinking.

The lack of freedom of expression and access to information in Russia will lead to a doomed society - dzhaparova

She said this during a round table at UKRINFORM for the world press freedom day on the theme "Freedom of speech in Ukraine: current state and challenges", reports mediaUA with reference to UKRINFORM.

"We are sometimes accused of saying that the Russian Federation is very active in its advertising, promotion, and ahead of Ukraine on the information front. I think it's the illusion of victory. If you look in the long term, a complete lack of freedom of speech, of the press, access to information, something that is actually in Russia is the norm, eventually leads to a doomed society," said Dzhaparov.

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She added that this state of Affairs in Russia its citizens are not likely to have a critical thinking.

"So for us the absolute value is to protect freedom of speech, because we don't want to move for example the Russian Federation", - said Dzhaparov.

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The organizers of the "round table" is a Ministry of information policy; information society Department Directorate General human rights and rule of law Council of Europe; NGO "Institute of mass information".


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