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The members of the Board of NPTU have been elected

Today the Supervisory Board of the National Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (NPTU) has elected the members of the Board of Public Broadcasting. Following the results of the secret ballot, the candidatures of all candidates proposed by the previously elected Chairman of the Board of NPTU Zurab Alasania were approved. This vote […]

The Third Anniversary of the Law on Public Service Broadcasting

Three years ago, on April 17, 2014, the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (used to be the Media Law Institute at that time), together with the newly formed Coalition ‘Reanimation Package of Reforms’, adopted the Law ‘On Public Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine’. This reform has been a priority for CEDEM upon establishment […]

#Public Broadcasting: How to Create an Independent Media (Part І)

How to make the Public Broadcasting truly independent and to maintain high standards of journalism and why it is important – such issues were discussed today during an international conference entitled ‘Independence of Public Broadcasting Governance – the Key to Successful Reform’. Also during the event the concepts of the development of the Public Broadcasting, […]

Defense of the whistleblowers: How to ensure the security for those who report crimes

It was going about the mechanism of legal protection of the disclosure and the prospect of draft law No. 4038а ‘On the Protection of Disclosers and Disclosure of Harm or Threat to the Public Interest’ during the public discussion on the occasion of the First Annual International Day of Defenders. The event took place within […]

The statute of National Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine is adopted

Today, Government of Ukraine adopted the statute of Public Joint Stock Company “National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine”. This decision enables formation of the legal entity of public broadcaster and continuation the reform. The statute development have lasted for about the year, including the work of media experts. In particular, lawyer of Centre […]

Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech: draft defamation law must be rejected

In response to a non-governmental organizations` appeal (Centre for democracy and rule of law, «Detector media», Institute of mass information, «Internews-Ukraine», Regional Press Development Institute, «Centre UA», National Union of Journalists of Ukraine) Verhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy voted to reject №4034 draft law «On applying changes in Criminal law […]

Government budget is to leave the Public Broadcasting underfinanced

2017 Ukraine budget draft, introduced by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, provides 897,757 millions of hryvnias for public broadcasting system according to  «Financial support of National Public Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine» budget program. Additionally 455,7 millions of hryvnias are provided by the  «Preparation and holding the Eurovision song contest» program. Such amount of […]

XII International Media Law Summer School finished successfully

CEDEM (ex-Media Law Institute) awarded the certificates of participation in the International Media Law Summer School to 28 lawyers from 7 post-Soviet countries. They were learning media law in Kyiv for three weeks, from 11 to 29 July 2016. The school was closed by traditional Moot Court which was won by the applicant team. 21 […]

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