May 19, 2022, 10:10

The Journalists’ Work during Martial Law: How to Find a Balance between Freedom and Security

Under martial law various restrictions on movement and bans on filming made it much more difficult for journalists to work. Have you faced these yourself and want to resolve the dilemma between protecting the public and freedom of the media?

We invite you to participate in the public discussion. The purpose of the event is to find the most effective mechanisms for operations of media professionals during the war, which would allow journalists to perform their work well. During the event, participants will be able to reflect on the current regulations for journalists and offer their vision of the balance between freedom of speech and protection of citizens during martial law. The materials of the discussion will be included in the recommendations for the government, parliament, and the journalistic community.

When? May 20, 2022; 13:00-14:00 

Where? Lviv, Media Center Ukraine (Sq. Market, 32)

Moderator: Andrii Shevchenko, Head at the Media Center

The number of participants is limited. Please register at this link until 17:00 on May 19

For more information, contact Oleksandra Panova, Project Manager at the  «Internews-Ukraine» (0992553305, [email protected]).

We invite journalists who have faced various challenges in their work because of the protection of information critical to the defense of Ukraine. Drawing the line between a balanced restriction for journalists and an excessive one will be the first step in building effective mechanisms for interaction of the government and the media during the war.

The event was organized within the «Journalism during the War» Project implemented by the Aspen Institute Kyiv in cooperation with the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine with the expert support of «Internews-Ukraine».

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