Закон РФ «О средствах массовой информации»: новации, тенденции, перспективы
The article is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Russian Mass Media Law, adopted on December 27, 1991. This Law is proposed to be considered as innovative, which laid the foundation for a number of innovations in national legal science and legislative practice. Among these innovations are: the author's nature of drafting, consolidation of the thesaurus of the Law in a separate article of the Law, the establishment of a cumulative liability mechanism, etc.Over the next three decades, the Law has undergone numerous changes that have predetermined law enforcement practice. The article analyzes the trends of the ongoing transformation: the expansion of the concept of abuse of freedom of the media, expansion of diversity of types of mass media, etc. As part of considering the future prospects of the Law, the need is revealed to bring it into terminological compliance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Civil and other codes, to eliminate legal and logical defects formed in the process of its creation and subsequent adjustment.The necessity of the Law transformation into the Mass Communications Law is substantiated.