The Independent Media Council: First Decision and Expected Areas of Focus

January 30, 2016

The Independent Media Council hereby invites its fellow professionals in the media community, colleagues and partners to an open presentation of its activity to be combined with discussion of the areas of focus in its further work.

Date and time: 3 February 2016, Wednesday, at 15.00. Registration and welcome coffee at 14.30

Venue: Kyiv, “Khreshchatyk” hotel, 14 Khreschatyk Street, 3rd floor, Volodymyrskyy conference hall.

Members of the Independent Media Council and other participants of the event shall frame their discussion around the following matters:


  • The Independent Media Council: Would the Self-Regulation Prove Efficient in Ukraine?
  •  First Decision of the Independent Media Council and its Impact on the Media Sphere
  • Topical Concerns as regards Media Coverage in Ukraine: What Matters Should be Considered by the Independent Media Council?


Among the participants are the Chairperson of the Independent Media Council Natalia Lygachova (NGO “Telekritika”), the Secretaries of the Independent Media Council Igor Rozkladaj (Media Law Institute) and Roman Golovenko (Institute of Mass Information), Taras Shevchenko (Media Law Institute) and other members of Independent Media Council.


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The Independent Media Council was set up in late 2015 by the leading civil society organizations of Ukraine acting in the media sphere. The Council started to work as a permanent monitoring and advisory body, its mission being to secure that Ukrainian journalists abide by high ethical and professional standards. As the founding organisations expect, the Council shall settle disputes related to mass media, and shall consider non-compliance with the media law, international standards of media coverage and violations of the journalist ethics. In addition to rendering expert opinions to resolve disputable cases, the Independent Media Council intends to provide its recommendations to the public bodies and other stakeholders in order to improve their regulatory approaches in the area of media policy.