The Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine reports on the 2nd month of its activi
Today, on 5 May, the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Yurii Stets gave the press conference titled "MIP Activity Report for April 2015".
Apart from the Minister, the press conference featured Artem Bidenko, Deputy Minister – Chief of Staff, Sergii Kostynskyi, Advisor to the Minister on Crimean Information Policy, and Oleksandr Bryhynets, Advisor to the Minister on Television and Radio Broadcasting.
During his welcoming words the Minister reminded that MIP had introduced monthly activity reports to mass media in the framework of the Open Government Programme.
As a co-chair of the Expert Council under MIP which is currently developing the Information Policy Doctrine, the Law on Information Security Concept and the State Programme on Promotion of Ukraine's Information Space, the Minister assured that the mentioned documents would be brought up for public discussion at the end of May.
"We have to make sure that the documents elaborated by the Expert Council under MIP are discussed by the public by September this year so that the Ukrainian Parliament, Cabinet of Ministers and National Security and Defense Council can consider them at their meetings by the end of the year. The Ministry has planned a number of round tables with the participation of the Expert Council’s members in all the regions of Ukraine in order to inform the local public of the provisions of the elaborated documents. The main aim is to make the documents official; in this case the country will have the approved schedule of their implementation within next 10 years. I am convinced that these documents will come into effect on 1 January 2016", highlighted the Minister.
Reporting, the Minister noted that the second phase of the social communication campaign “Crimea is Ukraine” would be launched in the nearest future. The aim of the second phase is to enter the international level.
It is worth noting that the first phase of the campaign “Crimea is Ukraine” was held in all the regions of Ukraine, the promotion materials were placed on over 2,000 ad spaces. During his speech the Minister mentioned that all social campaigns by MIP are implemented at no budget cost.
“The Ministry aims at launching this campaign in many countries; the mentioned content will soon appear in Germany, Portugal, Austria, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the UK, Canada and the USA”, highlighted Yurii Stets.
In addition, Sergii Kostynskyi informed about the project on creating radio programmes for Crimea which is implemented on the air of the First Channel of Ukrainian Radio with the support of MIP. In the last month the original programmes of Donetsk journalist Sergii Garmash “Occupation”, “Crimea. Realities” with radio presenter Oleksandr Yanovskyi and programmes in the Crimean Tatar language "Beraber with Osman Pashayev” and "Vatan sedası with Ayshe Akiyeva” have made their debut on air.
Moreover, Deputy Minister Artem Bidenko commented on publication of 1Q 2015 Financial Statement of the Ministry on the official website of MIP in the framework of the Open Government Programme.
"The total expenditures amounted to UAH 129,000, including salaries. Strictly speaking, only UAH 35,000 was spent for the MIP’s activity. It is worth mentioning that if the projects were implemented by the Ministry at state budget cost, this amount would have been tens of millions hyvnyas", said the Deputy Minister.
Oleksandr Bryhynets, Advisor to the Minister on Television and Radio Broadcasting, who had returned from ATO zone for one day, told about launching Ukrainian TV channels broadcasting via the restored TV tower on Karachun Mount. This helped to increase coverage of the territory adjacent to ATO zone threefold.
“The mentioned project was implemented in the framework of the Commission on ensuring stable operation of national television and radio broadcasting which unites efforts of experts from specialized institutions and allows implementing the projects on resuming Ukrainian mass media broadcasting in ATO zone”, mentioned Oleksandr Bryhynets.
In addition, the Advisor to the Minister reported on organizing the work of the newly established press center of ATO headquarters in Kramatorsk town which he supervises. The officers of the press centre help journalists to draw press passes to work in ATO zone and support organizing press tours and briefings for mass media representatives.
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