MIP Reports on Results of Its Activity for First Three Months of 2018
On 12 April 2018, a summary press conference of the leadership of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine on its activity in the first three month of 2018 was held at the press centre of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Dmytro Zolotukhin, the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, spoke about the work in the field of developing the state strategic communications system, the government communications reform, the ensuring of stable functioning of crisis communications, the raising of media literacy of the public, and combatting fake news and disinformation on mass media. “May I recall that the main guide for us is the Doctrine of Information Security of Ukraine, drafted by the Expert Council under the Ministry,” he noted.
In particular, among MIP’s important achievements in the field of government communications, Zolotukhin singled out the verification of nearly 30 Facebook pages of bodies of state power.
Maryna Sobotiuk, the Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, recalled the implemented projects in the field of promoting Ukraine in the international arena, short feature film Djakuyu and an exhibition of paintings with Ukrainian military in manga style. According to her, MIP is planning the presentation of the Djakuyu film in Lviv next week.
Sobotiuk added that this year would see MIP carrying out projects on promoting the Ukrainian language. “They include artistic projects, social programmes on the radio, actions and a feature film on language for pupils and students,” the Adviser to the Minister said.
In his turn, Artem Bidenko, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, spoke about the achievements in the field of information reintegration of Crimea and Donbas, the development of the international broadcasting system of Ukraine and MIP’s successfully carried out communication campaigns. Among other things, he drew attention to the programme on promoting Ukrainian literature in Eastern Ukraine, which is being effectively and efficiently implemented by the Ministry in cooperation with portfolio committees of the Verkhovna Rada, and the public social video advertisements produced on MIP’s order, which are being distributed at cinemas, on TV and on transport. “Soon we will present new communication projects,” the MIP’s State Secretary added.
Earlier, it was reported that UA|TV, a TV channel of the International Broadcasting Multimedia Platform of Ukraine, had started broadcasting in the test mode to occupied territories of Luhansk Region.
The tentative broadcasting of UA|TV is now carried out from the TV tower in Bakhmutivka, Luhansk Region, by the communal enterprise Innovation and Information Centre (Sievierodonetsk) on channel 40 frequency with a capacity of 1.2 kV in DVB-T2 digital format.
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