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On October 22, presentation of results of two monitorings - coverage of local election 2020

20.10.2020, 16:53

On October 22, from 10:30 to 12:00 a.m., an online presentation of the interim results of two monitoring surveys of coverage of the Ukraine local election campaign 2020 by online media and social network Facebook. The monitoring period was September 26 - October 9, 2020.

Please, register until October 21 here. Confirmation of participation will be sent by e-mail with an invitation and technical details joined in.

The first monitoring * is conducted by a coalition of NGOs with the support of the EU and Council of Europe Project Working Together to Support Media Freedom in Ukraine. **The second monitoring is held by the NGO "Detector Media".

During the presentation, participants will learn more about topics and tone of the news; assess the quality of media content and their compliance with election legislation; will analyze gender aspects, etc. This knowledge will help Ukrainians distinguish manipulations and fake news in order to make informed choices when voting.

Representatives of mass media, the public and public authorities and local governments are invited to participate.


Olena Lytvynenko, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine;

Diana Dutsyk, Council of Europe expert, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication;

Olga Yurkova, Council of Europe expert, co-founder of StopFake;

Alexander Burmagin, Council of Europe expert, Executive Director of the Human Rights Platform NGO;

Yelyzaveta Kuzmenko, Council of Europe expert, monitoring coordinator, head of the Association of Women in Media;

Natalia Lygachova, Head of “Detector Media” NGO;

Otar Dovzhenko, Head of the Monitoring and Analytics Center of “Detector Media” NGO.

* Monitoring is carried out by a coalition of NGOs, including the Commission on Journalistic Ethics, the Human Rights Platform, the Ukrainian Institute of Media and Communication, StopFake (Ukraine) and the Women in Media Association with the support of the European Union and The Council of Europe is working together to support media freedom in Ukraine. The monitoring period was from 5 September to 25 October, which covered the content of Facebook and local socio-political online media with the widest audience in 12 regions of Ukraine, including Zakarpattia, Rivne, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Volyn, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Kyiv regions and the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by Ukraine.

** NGO”Detector Media” monitors (pro) Russian disinformation narratives in national media and in the regional media of eight region: Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv. Online publications, TV news, telegram channels, and Facebook pages that share political news are analyzed in each region. The study involved 16 experts from the monitoring center of the NGO “Media Detector” and the Guildhall news agency.

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