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The Council of Europe addresses the strategic communication capacities of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

22 September 2022

The Council of Europe experts commenced their work on support and advice to the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine in the development and implementation of solid information and communication strategy in times of war. Its focus will include information, content, and guidelines over the...

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The Council of Europe conducted training for system administrators of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

11 August 2022 Kyiv

The Council of Europe organised an intense online training for system administrators of Ukrainian Public Broadcaster UA:PBC on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The training was held in the framework of the Immediate Action Package “Support to Safety of Journalists, Media, and Access to Information”,...

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Ukraine and Poland signed Memorandum on cooperation in the area of broadcasting regulation

16 July 2022 Kyiv

On 13 July 2022 the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (National Council) and the Audiovisual regulator of the Republic of Poland (KRRiT) signed a Memorandum of cooperation. The Memorandum was signed during the visit of the delegation of the National Council to...

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The photo exhibition dedicated to the work of journalists in Ukraine during the war opened in Strasbourg

21 June 2022 Strasbourg

The photo exhibition #OntheFrontlineOfTruth “The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine: work of journalists” was presented on 21 June in Strasbourg. It is available during the PACE summer session and is located at the second floor of the Council of Europe’s Palais de l’Europe. The aim of this...

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Council of Europe’s grant to support operations of Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

16 May 2022 Ukraine

The Council of Europe Information Society Department, DGI has provided a grant in amount of 65.760 EUR to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) aimed at supporting urgent needs of the company due to Russian aggression against Ukraine, namely to cover accommodation of the UA:PBC...

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Training on European and international human rights law in Ukraine

19 May 2021 Online

A five-day intense training course on European and international human rights law: safety of journalists, freedom of association, freedom of expression, law enforcement actions in this area and the ECtHR case law on safety of journalists, was organised in an online format in Ukraine by the...

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New project “Legal Education in the Field of Freedom of Expression in Ukraine”

16 February 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project “Legal Education in the Field of Freedom of Expression in Ukraine” was launched on 15 February 2021 and will be implemented over four months. The Project is funded by the voluntarily contribution of the Government of Flanders in the framework of the Council of Europe...

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The monitoring of media coverage of local elections by the coalition of SCOs with the support of the Council of Europe launched

7 September 2020 Kyiv

On 7 September 2020 the coalition of civil society organisations with the support of the Project “European Union and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” is launching the monitoring of media coverage of 2020 local elections in Ukraine. The aim of the...

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High-level online discussion on countering impunity for the crimes against journalists in Ukraine

8 June 2020 Strasbourg

“Journalists in Ukraine are facing risks every day, while doing their work in the East of the country, during the quarantine and covering important topics. We believe that all crimes against journalists have to be investigated in a good quality and as quickly as possible. We are committed to it....

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Democracy Talks: the role of Public Broadcaster in a time of crisis

14 May 2020 Strasbourg

Patrick Penninckx, head of the Council of Europe Information Society Department, together with the Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine, Tobias Thyberg, will make an opening speech at the web-conference “Democracy Talks: The role of Public Broadcaster in time of crisis” on 14 May (15.00-16.30). The...

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Webinar on COVID-19 pandemic for media in Ukraine

Safety of journalists, best international recommendations and new Ukrainian regulations

14 April 2020 Strasbourg

How does COVID-19 quarantine impact work of the media? What are the existing international recommendations on safe operation of media (including measures to ensure personal safety and health of journalists covering the events) these days? What are the most widespread violations of freedom of...

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Webinar on legal issues in the operation of the reformed Ukrainian media

1 April 2020 Strasbourg

The webinar “Legal issues in the operation of the reformed Ukrainian media” was organised on 30 March by the Joint Project “EU and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” (JP-Media) and engaged 16 participants from all over Ukraine, editors of regional and...

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

10 February 2020 Kyiv

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....

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Results of monitoring of media coverage of the presidential elections in Ukraine presented

20 May 2019 Kyiv

On May 20, 2019, with the support of the Council of Europe projects, findings of the independent monitoring of media coverage of the presidential election campaign in Ukraine were presented by a coalition of NGOs on a press conference in Kyiv and discussed with Ukrainian national authorities,...

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Which candidates do Ukrainian media favour: results of media monitoring

29 March 2019 Kyiv

On Thursday, 28 March, a press conference was held at 11:00 at Information Agency “UKINFORM” by a coalition of CSOs consisting of "The Commission on Journalism Ethics", "Human Rights Platform", "Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute" and "StopFake" on second interim results of the...

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Models of financing of Public broadcaster in Ukraine

24 January 2019 Strasbourg

Presentation of the expert report of the Council of Europe on Ukrainian legislation concerning current and possible alternative models of financing of the Public broadcaster was held in Strasbourg on 24 January 2019. The report was requested by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech...

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How to finance the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster ?

16 January 2019 Strasbourg

A presentation of the expert report of the Council of Europe on Ukrainian legislation concerning current and possible alternative models of financing of the Public broadcaster will be held in Strasbourg on 24 January 2019. The report was requested by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of...

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World Press Freedom Day - the round table on freedom of speech in Kyiv

3 May 2018 Kyiv, Ukraine

May 3, Kyiv: A round table “Freedom of speech in Ukraine: current status and challenges” was held devoted to the World Press Freedom Day. The discussion was organised by the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe and the European Union Partnership for Good...

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Key achievements of the media projects of the Council of Europe in Ukraine

The Council of Europe is the only international organisation that has developed a comprehensive set of standards guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and information. Projects aiming to support the media reforms have been implemented by the Council of Europe in Ukraine since 2008. 5...

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Practical seminar for Ukrainian journalists working in the conflict zones

26 October 2017 Kyiv

Four day practical seminar “Safety of journalists who work in the conflict zones” was organised on 20-23 October 2017 in Kyiv region with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening freedom of the media and establishing a Public broadcasting system in Ukraine” in partnership with...

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