MLI held XI International Media Law Summer School

July 27, 2015

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESXI International Media Law Summer School closed on 24 July. This year it gathered together 24 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

Not only was the composition of this year’s participants international, but the composition of the trainees as well. Together with Ukrainian lecturers, guest experts from USA, United Kingdom, Austria, France and Slovenia have also held their classes.

Participants attended lectures and participated in practical classes on media regulation of Ukraine and CIS states, as well as on regulation practice in Europe and USA during three weeks of intense education. Specific attention was paid, in particular, to the European Court of Human Rights’ case law, freedom of speech, defamation, copyright, hate speech, regulation of political advertisement, Internet-literacy of journalists and other important topics. Participants had a great opportunity to discuss issues as well as to share their experience and media regulation problems of in their countries within the frame of the School.

moot courtSummer School traditionally finished with the moot court competition. This year it was devoted to the problem of the right to privacy and freedom of expression balancing. After a fierce debate, participants received their certificates of Summer School completion and, together with lecturers, previous Schools’ alumni and other guests, celebrated ending of this year’s School. Farwell party’s photo-report can be found on MLI’s Facebook page.


International Media Law Summer School was held within The Media Freedom Support Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by a consortium led by IREX Europe.

International Media Law Summer School was held within the project “Promotion of human rights and democracy and strengthening civil society and media in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Belarus” international organization “International Media Support” supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Norway. 

Summer School was supported by the Swedish Government.

International Media Law Summer School was supported by the Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Strengthening Information Society in Ukraine”.