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Ukrainian experts are searching for effective instruments for countering disinformation and fake news in media

Kyiv 10 February 2020
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Ukrainian experts are searching for effective instruments for countering disinformation and fake news in media

EU-CoE Joint Project “EU and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” jointly with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of Ukraine organised an Expert round table “Search for effective instruments for countering information disorder” in Kyiv on 7 February.

During a half-day event, the experts discussed the European standards, best-practices, case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and recent European initiatives for supporting ethical journalism. The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Borodyansky, attended and made a speech at the event.

Pavlo Pushkar, Head of Division of the Department for the Execution of the European Court of Human Rights Judgments of the Council of Europe inspired the speakers with a speech on freedom of expression and right to receive “true information” in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and  issues related to execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Mykola Gnatovskyy, D. J. S., Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National University, Senior Vice President of the Ukrainian Association of International Law spoke about the chilling effect on the freedom of expression resulting from the acts or inactivity of the State and case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. Tom Law, Council of Europe consultant (UK) presented best practices of countering disinformation and supporting self-regulation in media and ethical journalism.


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Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

 

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