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27.9.2011 16:34

September 30, 2011, Kyiv - Conference: "Will the media criticize the government during the election 2012?"

23/09/2011 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not support the bill number 7282 ban on inspections of the media. The media and human rights defenders remained last opportunity to protect the media from administrative pressure during the campaign.

For the year held regular elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. During September - December this year, Parliament must decide whether the media tested regulatory authorities during the election campaign next year and for which law will be elections to Parliament in 2012. The deputies refused to support the bill, which involved inspections media ban during the election campaign.

During the week the Ministry of Justice has submitted a new President of Ukraine the Draft Law "On Elections of People's Deputies of Ukraine". The Law also currently contains no prohibition checks the media during elections. Thus, the legal framework of Ukraine reserves the possibility of administrative pressure on the media. That coupled with all the known issues, including access to information and intimidation of journalists, does not improve the situation with freedom of speech and the development of quality media in Ukraine.

Invite representatives of media, journalists and media experts to participate in the conference 30 September:

"Guarantees of the independence of the media during elections, the prospects for reform legislation."

The conference - media community to join efforts and initiate immediate adoption of laws necessary to ensure impartiality and freedom of speech during elections.

The conference will be held September 30, 2011 from 10-00 to 14-00 in Kyiv at Kyiv, str. Khreshchatyk, 14, hotel "Khreschatyk", 4th floor, conference room "Andrew."

We currently expect to confirm the participation of some participants and speakers, so the revised list will be completed early next week - 27-28 September.


1) The lawyers, journalists, publishers of print and audiovisual media.

2) Representatives of industry and human rights organizations. (UAPP, TIC, AUP, UAIRP us, IMI, HPG, CVU, UHU, RPDI, NSZHU)

3) People's deputies of Ukraine.

Speakers: A. Pogorelov, Catherine Myasnikov, Catherine Kotenko, Alexander Dyachenko, Oksana Nesterenko, Alexander Chernenko, Opryshko Ludmila, Tatyana Kotyuzhynska.


9.30 - 10.00 - Registration, Welcome Coffee


10.15 - 12.00 - Major risks to the media during the electoral process.

Analysis of the main risks to the media during elections.
The practice of protection from lawsuits to the media during the election process.
The main shortcomings of the legislation on protection of media during elections.
Draft Law on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine.

12.00 - 12.15 - Coffee break.

12.15 - 13.30 - weed and media during the electoral process.

European experience to guarantee the independence of the media during elections.
Prospects ban checks the media during elections.
The legal possibilities to protect the media during the electoral process.

Please confirm participation by 28 September 2011.

Contact: Aleksandr Dyachenko, lawyer UAPP.

T. -57-87 425, 097 481 777 8.


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