Draft Work plan (01 February – 31 July 2012)

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Activity

February

March

April

May

June

July

Implementing bodies, local partner

 

COMPONENT 1: Assistance for improving the effectiveness, independence and transparency of the media regulator
and the establishment of the genuine public broadcaster

1.1.

Media regulator: effectiveness, independence and transparency

             

1.1.5.3.

Participation of the Ukrainian media regulator in the meetings of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities
(35th session, Slovenia)

     

May
30-31
June 01

   

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine

Additional
1.1.4.1.

(Follow-up to
1.1.4.)

Research on the efficiency of the current Ukrainian model of classification of audiovisual products

           

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, media NGOs, associations of parents, other relevant stakeholders

Institutional partner: Institute of Social Psychology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1.1.4.2.

(Follow-up to
1.1.4.)

Public presentation of the research findings (see 1.1.4.1.) and debate on the improvement of the existing Ukrainian model of classification of audiovisual products.

       

Date TBC

 

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, media NGOs, associations of parents, other relevant stakeholders

Institutional partner: Institute of Social Psychology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1.1.4.5

(Follow-up to
1.1.4.)

Study visit of the stakeholders on the regulatory approaches to protection of minors in the broadcast media, new media, and the regulatory aspects of the digital broadcasting (combined with Activity 2.1.7.) (CSA, France)

   

TBC

     

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, Parliamentary Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information

1.2.

Public service broadcaster: legislative framework and institutional capacity-building

             
 

Legislative framework

             

1.2.1.

Analysis of the legislation on the system of public service broadcasting

           

Council of Europe upon the request of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, State TV and Radio Committee, Ministry of Justice or Presidential Administration

1.2.2.

Expert seminar to present the analysis of the draft law(s) on the system of public service broadcasting

After the adoption of the draft law in the 1st reading

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information

1.2.3. 1.2.4.

Information activities dedicated to public broadcasting issues

           

NGO “Telekritika”, “Souspilnist Foundation”, Internet Initiatives

 

Institutional capacity building

             

1.2.6.

Feasibility study on funding mechanisms for the public-service broadcaster in Ukraine

           

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, Public Humanitarian Council under the aegis of the President, State TV and Radio Committee, National Television Company of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance, other relevant stakeholders

1.2.7.

Public discussion 1 of 2 on the problematic aspects of the functioning of the public service broadcaster in Ukraine. Tentative topic:
1. Mission of the public service broadcaster. Securing editorial independence. Viable mechanisms of public oversight.

           

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, Public Humanitarian Council under the aegis of the President, State TV and Radio Committee, National Television Company of Ukraine, other relevant stakeholders

1.2.8.

Study visit 1 dedicated to the practical challenges of launching the public service broadcaster

           

National Television Company of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, Public Humanitarian Council under the aegis of the President, State TV and Radio Committee, other relevant stakeholders

COMPONENT 2: Assistance in drafting a coordinated plan for the transition to digital broadcasting in Ukrain

2.1.

Fundamentals of digital broadcasting (policy, law and strategy)

             

2.1.3.

    Expert meetings of the stakeholder work group involved in the implementation of the digital switchover. Suggested topic for this reporting period:
    “Planning the awareness-raising campaign”

           

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, State TV and Radio Committee, professional associations of broadcasters, other relevant stakeholders

2.1.5.

Public discussion on the problematic aspects of the transition to digital broadcasting:
“The future of regional broadcasting in the digital environment”

           

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, State TV and Radio Committee, professional associations of broadcasters, media NGOs

Institutional partner: Independent Association of Broadcasters

2.1.6.

Participation in the 30th annual conference of CIRCOM (to be discussed)

     

17-19 May

   

Independent Association of Broadcasters

 

    Regulation

             

2.1.7.

    Study visit of the stakeholders on the regulatory aspects of the digital broadcasting (combined with activity 1.1.4.5)

           

National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information

COMPONENT 3: Harmonisation of the media legislation with the European standards

 

Alignment of the media legislation with AVMS Directive and ECTT

             

3.1.

Expert meetings on the alignment of the audiovisual legislation with the European standards
Alignment of the broadcasting law of Ukraine with the provisions of ECTT and AVMS Directive.

           

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, media NGOs, State TV and Radio Committee, National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, other relevant stakeholders depending on the topic of the meeting

3.2.

Expert discussion on the analysis of the compliance of the Broadcasting law of Ukraine with the European standards.

   

April 24

     

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, media NGOs, National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, other relevant stakeholders

3.3

Expert meeting on the law on the National Broadcasting Council, follow-up on the Council of Europe analysis of this law

           

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, National Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, other relevant stakeholders

 

Legislation on Telecommunications

             

3.3.

Analysis of two draft laws on telecommunications

In case a request by the Speaker of the Parliament is submitted

 

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Transport and Communications

3.4.

Expert seminar on the analysis of the draft laws on telecommunications

           

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Transport and Communications

 

Legislation on access to information and related acts

 

3.6.

Training for judges of administrative courts of all levels on access to information legislation (trainings of trainers)

           

High Administrative Court, National School of Judges

Institutional partner: Association of Media Lawyers

3.7.

Study visit 1 on the implementation mechanisms of the Access to information legislation

       

Experience of Sweden (date TBC)

Representatives of the key stakeholders – Parliamentary Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, State TV and Radio Committee, media NGOs

3.8.

Regional trainings for the journalists, civil society and public officials on the implementation of the law on access to public information

16 Feb – Lutsk (Volyn’)

20 Feb
Odessa

29 Feb
Luhansk

Mar 16
Khmelnytsky

06 April – Vinnytsia

16 May – Crimea

30 May – Zakarpattia

   

public officials in the target cities, local journalists, civil society leaders

Institutional partner:
Centre for Political Studies and Analysis

3.9.

Publication and dissemination of the guidelines on the implementation of the law on access to public information

           

State TV and Radio Committee, media NGOs

Institutional partner:
Ukrainian Centre for Independent Political Research

3.10.

Development of an interactive on-line resource for the officials and the public at large on implementation of the law on access to public information

           

State TV and Radio Committee, other government institutions

Institutional partner: Centre for Political Studies and Analysis

3.11

Training for journalists on how to use the access to public information law in journalist investigations

           

investigative journalists (via open call)

Institutional partner:
Laboratory of Legislative Initiatives

3.12

Summer school of media lawyers (focus on access to information)

           

media lawyers (via open call)

Institutional partner:
Media Law Institute

3.13

Analysis of the new draft law on the protection of public morality

In case a request by the Speaker of the Parliament is submitted

Verkhovna Rada Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information

COMPONENT 4: PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

4.1.

Analysis of the laws and by-laws related to the implementation of the law on protection of personal data, legal advice to the State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection

4.1.1

Analysis of the by-law on processing personal data in the databanks

           

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection

4.1.2.

Analysis of the articulation between the Law on Personal data protection and the Law on protection of information in telecommunication and information systems

           

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection, the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine

4.1.3.

Analysis of the articulation between the Law on Personal data protection and the Law on State Secrecy

           

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

4.1.4.

Analysis of the controversies between the Law of Ukraine on the Protection of Personal Data and Law of Ukraine on Access to Public Information

           

Parliamentary Committee for Freedom of Speech and Information, Ministry of Justice, State TV and Radio Committee, State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection, media NGOs

4.2.

Cycle of trainings of trainers on implementation of the law on protection of personal data, posting on-line guidelines

4.2.1

Expert seminar on implementation of the law on protection of personal data in the police sector

   

Apr
10-11

     

State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection, Ministry of Interior

4.2.2.

Training on implementation of the law on protection of personal data in the healthcare sector

           

State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection, Ministry of Healthcare

4.2.3.

Training on implementation of the law on protection of personal data in the banking sector

           

State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection, National Bank of Ukraine

4.2.4.

Training on implementation of the law on protection of personal data in the civil service sector

           

State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection, National Agency for Civil Service

4.2.5.

Development of on-line guidelines on implementation of the law on protection of personal data

           

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine for Personal Data Protection

4.3.

Development of the joint sectoral Code of Conduct for the media sector as regards the implementation of the law on protection of personal data

 

4.3.1.

Public discussion 1of 4 on the implementation of the law on protection of personal data by the media sector (discussion of the Code of Conduct idea)

Feb 15

         

State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection, representatives of professional media associations, media NGOs and independent media lawyers

Institutional partner: Media Law Institute

4.3.2.

Public discussion 2 of 4 on the implementation of the law on protection of personal data by the media sector (discussion of the draft Code of Conduct with the stakeholders)

   

Date TBC

     

State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection, representatives of professional media associations, media NGOs and independent media lawyers

Institutional partner: Media Law Institute

4.3.3.

Public discussion 3 of 4 on the implementation of the law on protection of personal data by the media sector (presentation of the final Code of Conduct)

       

Date TBC

 

State Service of Ukraine on Personal Data Protection, representatives of professional media associations, media NGOs and independent media lawyers

Institutional partner: Media Law Institute

Quick response mechanism – provision of legal and other assistance on short notice in cases unforeseen in the work plan

5.1

Participation of the Journalism Ethics Committee of Ukraine in the session of the CIS regional network of press councils

 

March 22-23

       

Journalism Ethics Committee of Ukraine