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Independent Media Council invites to discuss regulation of audio and visual content in Ukraine

25.06.2016, 15:15

The International Media Council invites all interested representatives of the media community for a public discussion of necessity of regulating the audiovisual content in Ukraine in the context of current challenges.

During the event, it is planned to discuss the following issues:

• Does the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine have authority to regulate the audiovisual content?

• European experience of regulating audiovisual content;

• the new law about audiovisual services and powers of the National Council related to intervention into the content.

Based on the outcome of the discussion, the Independent Media Council plans to publish the guidelines related to improvement of the rules for regulation of the audiovisual content in Ukraine.

The Independent Media Council was founded in the end of 2015 by the leading media NGOs of Ukraine (“Detector Media” (earlier known as the Civil Association “Telekrytyka”), the Institute of Mass Information, “Internews-Ukraine”, Foundation “Suspilnist”, the Center for Democracy and Supremacy of Law (earlier known as the Institute of Media Law). The Independent Media Council functions as a standing monitoring and consulting body that considers disputable situations related to failure to comply with the media legislation, international standards for coverage of information in mass media, and violations of the standards of journalist ethics. In the first half-year of its activities, the Independent Media Council issued its opinion on 7 cases related to resonant conflicts in the media sphere.

Among the participants of the event, there will be the vice-head of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine  Uliana Feshchuk, the head of the Independent Media Council Nataliya Lihachiva (“Detector media”), secretaries of the Independent Media Council Ihor Rozkladay (Center for Democracy and Supremacy of Law) and Roman Holovenko (Institute of Mass information), member of the Independent Media Council, director of the Center for Democracy and Supremacy of Law Taras Shevchenko, and others.

Time and location of the event: July 5, 14:00-16:00, BC “Illinskyi” (8 Illinska street, floor 1, in front of Entrance 6).

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with welcoming free coffee available.

All participants must register in advance -

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