XІV International Media Law Summer School

Event start: 2018-04-02 10:00:00

Ukraine, Kyiv, July 9-27, 2018

International Media Law Summer School is a three-week intensive educative course for lawyers, aimed at providing knowledge of questions concerning freedom of speech and information, protection of honor, dignity and goodwill, mass media functioning and regulation of TV and radio broadcasting as well as other mass media issues. This course is held by Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (former Media Law Institute).

Special attention in the educational program is given to the European standards in the media law sphere, in particular, to the European Convention on Human Rights and practice of European Court of Human Rights. UN human rights protection and the standards of the international organization  “Article 19” will be studied as well.

The school is created for practicing media lawyers, who work in mass media or consult journalists, also for NGO lawyers, governmental lawyers and  barristers. In addition, applications from senior students of law faculties and graduates, interested in media law, will be reviewed.

International Media Law Summer School is open for citizens of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, countries of South Caucasus and Middle Asia, Russia. Additionally, organizers of event can review the requests from other countries.

The course is held in Russian language. Selected lectures will be held in English with Russian translation.

The educational course includes:

  • Freedom of speech: American and European agenda
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • European Court of Human Rights procedures
  • ECHR practices in information cases
  • UN Human rights committee application procedures
  • Freedom of information, access to information
  • Appeals on protection of honor, dignity and goodwill (defamation)
  • Exemption from liability in defamation cases
  • Protection of privacy and personal data
  • Protection of sources as a journalist rights
  • Regulation of press and digital media
  • Broadcasting licensing
  • European standards of public broadcasting
  • Professional unions and journalistic self-regulation
  • Regulation of Internet
  • Law on public moral protection
  • Activity of mass media during elections etc.

International Media Law Summer School is carried by Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law since 2005, while since 2006 the School became international. During this time, more than 300 alumni from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Poland have studied at the school.

The lectures will be held by Ukrainian and foreign experts. During the previous years, trainings were held by Olha Dmytrenko, ECHR lawyer; Boiko Boyev, Barbora Bukowska, experts of Article 19 international organization, Andrei Rikhter, senior councillor of the Office of the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Stanislav Shevchuk, head of Constitution Court of Ukraine, Vsevolod Rechytskyi, Associate Professor of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University of Ukraine and other experts.

The study program in 2018 will be similar to the programs of previous years. The detailed programs are available on CEDEM website: https://cedem.org.ua/ru/what-we-do/obrazovanie/mezhdunarodnaya-letnyaya-shkola-medya-prava/.

The program is concentrated on intensive learning and students  will receive certificates after successful graduation from the School. Participants are expected to attend all lectures and will not be able to combine studies and work. The participant will be expelled in case of attending less than 80% of lectures.

To take part in the contest, you need to fill the online form: https://goo.gl/forms/MPqAtuBliGJCZ9ME3

The application must be received by Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law till May 21, 2018, 24:00 (GMT+3). 20 participants will be selected through the contest. Additionally, the organizers have the right to take an interview with applicants.

In case of any questions, you can communicate with Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law by email edu@medialaw.kiev.ua or phone number +380(44) 3832044.

Terms and conditions of participation

The organizers provide housing and meals (lunch only) for Summer School participants. All students will receive study materials. The compensation of transport expenditures is not provided. Additionally, participants have to pay an admission fee, which will be 40 EUR (20 EUR for full-time university students). The fee is paid at the first day of the School in hryvnia exchange equivalence.

Additionally (except contestants) Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law will review the applications of candidates capable to pay education expenses. The amount of expenditures per alumni (without housing) constitutes 500 EUR.

Summer School will be held in National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine.

The Summer School is implemented thanks to the support of the American people, which was provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Internews.

The Summer School of Media Law is supported by Government of Sweden