On May 20 : round table to be held "Presidential election campaign in Ukraine media"
On May 20th, at 10:00 a.m. the Ukrinform news agency (Kyiv, B. Khmelnitsky 8/16, the first floor) is to host a round table and final press conference presenting the monitoring of coverage by the mass media of the presidential election campaign in Ukraine. The coalition of NGOs "Journalism Ethics Commission", "Human Rights Platform", "Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communications”and “StopFake”, with the support of the Council of Europe projects* are to take part in this round table. The experts will analyze typical violations that have been revealed during the presidential election 2019, and will discuss the issues of legislative regulation, journalistic ethics and professional standards respected during presidential election campaigns and in the prospective of parliamentary elections as well. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. : Press conference of the coalition of NGOs as to overall results of the media monitoring. Participants: Rasto Kuzhel, an international expert of the Council of Europe (Slovakia) Diana Dutsyk, Executive Director of NGO "Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication" Andriy Kulikov, Chairman of the Commission on Journalism Ethics Olga Yurkova, media expert, co-founder of StopFake Elizabeth Kuzmenko, coordinator of the media monitoring Olena Lytvynenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine 11:30 - 11:45 a.m. : Fireside chat - Gender aspects of election campaign coverage and challenges for the future Larisa Denisenko, radio, journalist, human rights defender Elizabeth Kuzmenko, coordinator of the media monitoring. 11:45 - 13:15 a.m.: Discussion 1. New realities of mass communications. Social networks, new media, blogs vs traditional media. Hipe vs professional journalism. Discussion participants: Oleg Medvedev, representative of the Petro Poroshenko’s HQ Representative of Volodymyr Zelensky's HQ (to be precised) Dmytro Zolotukhin, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Oksana Romanyuk, Executive Director of the Institute of Mass Information, member of the Commission on journalism ethics Maxim Savanevsky, Editor-in-Chief of the web-based edition "Watcher" Olga Yurkova, media expert, co-founder of StopFake Roman Shrayk, a blogger, the founder of site.ua. Viktor Tregubov, journalist, editor-in-chief of "Petr and Mazepa" Moderator: Svetlana Ostap, member of the Commission on journalism ethics, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of National public broadcasting company of Ukraine and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the "Detector Media". 01:15 - 02:30 p.m. - Discussion 2. What went wrong with the content, standards, journalism mission? And how to correct it? Discussion participants: Rasto Kuzhel, an international expert of the Council of Europe (Slovakia) Ekaterina Kobernyk, editor-in-chief of "The Babel" Diana Dutsyk, Executive Director of NGO "Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication" Sergiy Tomilenko, chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, a member of the Commission on journalism ethics Svetlana Yeremenko, Executive Director of the Institute named of Pylyp Orlyk Valeriy Ivanov, President of the Academy of Ukraine Press, member of the Commission on journalism ethics Moderator: Andriy Kulikov, Chairman of the Commission on journalism ethics 02:30 - 02:50 p.m.: Break 02:50 - 03:50 p.m. : Discussion #3. Is it high time for "hardline policy"? What does not work well: legislation, self-regulation, regulator? Discussion participants: Olga Gerasimyuk, First Deputy Head of the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting Yevhen Radchenko, Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission Victoria Syumar, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy Olga Chervakova, MP Tetyana Popova, expert of NGO "Information Security" Lyudmila Opryshko, lawyer, jurist of the NGO "Human Rights Platform" Moderator: Diana Dutsik, Executive Director of NGO "Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication" Working language is Ukrainian. At the press conference and the round table, the simultaneous translation into English will be provided. Entry is free. You need to register https://forms.gle/xPESDFBEVWUd5tiQ6 Event on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/561915307632432/ * Monitoring was carried out by a coalition of NGOs – Commission on journalism ethics, Human Rights Platform, Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute, and StopFake with the support of the Council of Europe's Projects on "Supporting Transparency, Inclusiveness and Fairness of Election Practices in Ukraine" and "Strengthening Freedom Media, Access to Information and Strengthening of the Public Broadcasting System in Ukraine ", which are implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2018-2021. Monitoring was carried out from January to April 2019. The reports in Ukrainian and English as well as the monitoring methodology can be found on the website of the Commission on journalism ethics http://www.cje.org.ua/ .
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