Project Description Project Description

“Strengthening freedom of media, access to information and reinforcing public broadcasting system in Ukraine” project

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening freedom of media, access to information and reinforcing public broadcasting system in Ukraine” aims to enhance the role of media, its freedom and safety, and the public broadcaster as an instrument for consensus building in the Ukrainian society, particularly during the election period.

This is a bridging project in Ukraine to keep the support of the reforms in the field of media ongoing after the completion of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Freedom of the Media and Establishing a Public Broadcasting System in Ukraine”, implemented within the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017.

Project objectives:

  1. Ensured and guaranteed by law independence of the Public Service Broadcaster and its increased capacity to provide unbiased and trustworthy coverage of the events.
  2. Regulatory and self-regulatory mechanisms for ensuring balanced and unbiased coverage of elections strengthened, a concept of new legal framework on political advertising during elections is developed
  3. Enhanced safety of journalists, particularly during election period, as a result of increased protection by the legal framework and practices as well as effective fight against impunity of those who attack them.