Today, in Dnipro, the second round of Model Court Hearings on Freedom of Speech in Conflict – Media Law Competition for Students organized by CEDEM jointly with the League of Students of the Ukrainian Lawyers Association took place. Law students and journalism students played roles of the plaintiffs and defendants and defended their position before the judges. The purpose of this competition is to give students new experience and knowledge in the field of media law.
The team of students of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy became the winner of the Central Ukrainian Round of Competition. In addition, judges identified the best speaker of the event – it was Roman Rubanyk, a student of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
The next round of model court hearings will be held on November 4 in Lviv. The students from Lviv, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr oblasts will take part in it.