Dzhaparova: The Key Task for Today Is Striking Balance Between Security and Freedom
On 11 December 2017, a meeting was held between Emine Dzhaparova, the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, and members of the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine in order to discuss possible areas of cooperation.
In the course of the meeting, Emine Dzhaparova informed the members of the political section of the Embassy about the priorities of the state policy in the information field, in particular information reintegration of Crimea and Donbas, the development of public broadcasting, promoting Ukraine’s interests in the world, introducing European standards in Ukrainian media environment. “The European context is paramount for us, and today striking a balance between freedom and security remains the key challenge,” said the Deputy Minister.
At the meeting, particular attention was drawn to the lack of respect for human rights in temporarily occupied Crimea.
“The occupational ‘authorities’ persecute Crimean Tatar activists, conducts searches, arrests, interrogations. Freedom of speech is completely absent in the peninsula, peaceful meeting and protests are prohibited. Russian propaganda is practically aimed at completely undermining trust in media,” Dzhaparova noted.
In her turn, First Secretary of the Embassy of Canada Zeynab Aliyeva stressed: “Ukraine traditionally remains an important partner to us and, notwithstanding the problems, we are full of optimism in many respects, in particular, regarding the implementation of reforms in Ukraine.”
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