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MEDIA SITUATION IN UKRAINE

[19.03.2007 ] OVERVIEW OF UKRAINIAN MEDIA
Valerii Ivanov,
Professor, PhD in Philology,
President of Academy of Ukrainian Press

Ukrainian press, radio and television are gradually overcoming the deep crisis. Despite the fact that the growth of advertising market resulted in a considerable increase of a number of independent periodicals and TV and radio organizations, many problem still persist. A great amount of social and political publications represent interests of certain financial and political groups. Some newspapers and magazines for the purposes of advertising overstate their circulation size and publish untrue popularity ratings. Subsidies and sponsor assistance provided to mass media for so-called information support became a regular practice.
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[10.03.2005] Ukrainian Media in the Presidential Elections 2004

Prof. Dr. Valery Ivanov, President of the Academy of Ukrainian Press

Many media outlet are not considered as a means of providing information but as tools of influence of financial and political groups. The consequence is that the interests of the society and nations shift to the background.Bias distortion of events through mass media increases dramatically in the pre-election period.

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[23.11.2004] A Brief Overview of Ukrainian Media Situation, 2

Valerii Ivanov,
Professor, PhD in Philology,
President of Academy of Ukrainian Press

There are several major threats to the freedom of speech in Ukraine. First, it is the inability of media to be profitable, i.e. economically independent; second, murders of and assaults against journalists; third, judicial persecutions, in particular related to cases on protection of honor and dignity; fourth, administrative pressure. Unfortunately, critical components needed for the development of civil society such as freedom of speech and independent media, do not exist yet in Ukraine.

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[17.11.2004] A Brief Overview of the Media Environment in Ukraine

Valerii Ivanov,
Professor, PhD in Philology,
President of Academy of Ukrainian Press

The country’s media environment fully reflects the current tendencies in the development of civil society and Ukrainian statehood. The fact is that governmental and oligarchic groups control most information resources in the country. Ukrainian mass media has become an instrument for public opinion manipulation. Currently, there is hardly a newspaper, magazine, TV channel or radio station that can claim independence in its editorial policy.

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