7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy - Kyiv, 10-11 March 2005 

Josef Jařab hails ‘dramatic changes’ in Ukrainian media since Orange Revolution


10.03.2005 - The Vice-Chair of PACE’s Culture Committee Josef Jařab (Czech Republic, LDR) today opened the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy in Kyiv by hailing the role of the Ukrainian media during the Orange Revolution. In Prague during the Velvet Revolution as in Kyiv, he said, “it was the media that quickly manifested dramatic changes in their work and attitudes, and it was the media that helped the revolutionary spirit to spread and gain the needed momentum”.

Stressing that media policy could enhance democratic development, Mr Jarab also pointed out that a truly pan-European media policy – based on the conference’s themes of integration and diversity – could only be achieved via the Council of Europe. (more...)