7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy
Kyiv, 10-11 March 2005
  conference venue
International Exhibition Centre
Brovarskiy ave. 15, Kyiv 02660, Ukraine
  press conference

10 March 10.30 a.m.
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, and a high-level representative from the Ukrainian Authorities.
11 March 2 p.m.
Media briefing at the end of the conference

  for the press
Press file
Press releases
  reference sites
Conference website
Council of Europe Media Divison

Viktor Yuschenko and Maud de Boer-Buquicchio at the opening of the conference ©Victor Pobedinsky/UNIAN
Defining the rights and responsibilities of the media in times of crisis, protecting media diversity in the face of globalisation and defending human rights in the Information Society were the main themes of the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy, which took place on 10 and 11 March in Kyiv. (more...)

A new forum on the role of the media in times of crisis agreed (more...)
Adopted text

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: Independent media are a constant preoccupation of the Council of Europe (more...)

Victor Yuschenko promises to media ''precise and truthful'' information about his country

Josef Jarab hails ''dramatic changes'' in Ukrainian media since Orange Revolution

8 March: NGO Forum
A forum bringing together up to 40 local, regional and international NGO took place on Tuesday 8 March (more...)
Adopted texts
Reports and contributions
Comments submitted by NGOs
Reference texts
Kate Adie : Silence and secrecy are never good for democracy
Gabriel Nissim: the contribution of the civil society to the Kiev conference
Karol Jakubowicz, Chairman of the Council of Europe's Steering Committee on the Mass Media
  see also
Ministers´ views
Committee of Ministers: media and fight against terrorism
Theme file ''Media freedom''
The conference in pictures