September 16 – 19, 2019 Hyatt Regency Kyiv, Ukraine
Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities

KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2015 introduces special project Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic in partnership with the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine.

The first Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic will be held on September 9 in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2015. This is a one-day special project, an event that brings together representatives of Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine with the colleagues from Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian media market is in dire need for international experience of industry’s state regulation, especially today, in the view of the rapidly changing political and economic realities. The delegates from European countries will visit Kyiv and share their knowledge and practical experience. An active discussion on the legislation in the sphere of mass media, television and radio and practical issues of regulation of the industry are expected.

The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine acts as the co-organizer of the Round Table Discussion. 

 

"We enthusiastically joined the business program of KYIV MEDIA WEEK and are happy to get the opportunity to initiate and hold the Round Table Discussion on the state regulation of media sphere. Today, the media in our country is facing the need to adapt to the new realities, and Ukraine requires an expert support of foreign colleagues. We look forward to the dialogue with our European colleagues to discuss the future of Ukrainian media industry", - says Iurii Artemenko, the Chairman of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine.

 

"It is very valuable that the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine is actively cooperating in the composing of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2015 agenda. Only by combining the efforts of business and government, we can give an impulse to restart Ukrainian media industry and its full-fledged entry into the international context. The Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic will be one of the activities under the special program of the KMW 2015 Reinvent Ukraine. A special focus on new opportunities for cooperation and co-production in Central and Eastern Europe with Ukraine", - says Victoria Yarmoshchuk, Media Resources Management CEO, KYIV MEDIA WEEK organizer. 

  

During the Round Table Discussion the following issues divided into three thematic sections will be discussed: 

Session 1: Content. National and foreign products broadcast on Ukrainian TV channels. Quotas. How to deal with hate speech. Development of local content production and co-production with neighbouring countries. Protection from harmful effects, kids content. 

Session 2: Regulation. Broadcasters supervision. Program concept of broadcasting. Retransmission of foreign TV channels in Ukraine. Transparency of media ownership. Sanctions for law violation and their practical application.

Session 3: Prospects of Development and Plans for the Future. Digital switchover. Public broadcasting. Broadcasting Code Draft. Ukrainian TV and radio broadcasting development plan. 

KYIV MEDIA WEEK invites professionals of the media market to join the Round Table Discussion as an audience and ask questions to Ukrainian and foreign regulators. Pre-registration and receiving a confirmation of accreditation from the organizers of KYIV MEDIA WEEK are mandatory. Applications will be accepted by e-mail info@mrm.ua marked "Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic" (please specify your name, company, job title and contacts).

Round Table Discussion of Media Regulatory Authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic will be held on September 9, 11:00 – 16:00 in Hyatt Regency Kyiv (5 Alla Tarasova Street, Kyiv, Ukraine).