The National Council highly values cooperation with the Council of Europe and hopes to participate in the new projects
The team of media projects of the Council of Europe in Ukraine has prepared a video on the key results of its projects that have been implemented in Ukraine for nine years. The National Council highly appreciates the role of these projects and of the professionals who have contributed daily to the implementation of European media legislation in the national legal field and to the establishment of democratic principles and standards of freedom of speech in Ukraine. The National Council looks forward to further cooperation.
The Council of Europe’s assistance had a tangible practical impact on the media regulation processes in Ukraine. In particular, on improving the regulatory and expert capacities of the National Council in fulfilling its authority related to the development and implementation of effective mechanisms for ensuring media ownership transparency, the regulation of media activity during election campaigns as well as measures of protection of state information security, the introduction of digital broadcasting, the elaboration of issues concerning safeguarding children’s rights in the media etc. The expert and practical assistance provided via the Council of Europe’s projects for the establishment of public service broadcasting in Ukraine is invaluable.
The national Regulatory Authority is convinced that such cooperation has already brought significant benefits to the Ukrainian TV and radio broadcasting landscape and hopes to achieve further results from continued cooperation within the framework of the recently adopted Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2018-2021.