MIP Reports on Its Progress in 2018
On 1 March 2019, the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine held a summary press conference on the results of its work in 2018 at the press centre of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
“The Ministry works in accordance with the principles of absolute transparency and accountability. So we are glad to present our traditional yearly progress report,” the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova, was quoted as saying.
She spoke of the Ministry’s work towards information reintegration of Crimea and Donbas and towards European integration. Ms Dzhaparova mentioned such key achievements as the approval by the Government of two important documents, the Strategy of Information Reintegration of Crimea and the Strategy of Information Reintegration of Donbas; the renewal of broadcasting of a number of Ukrainian TV channels in occupied territories; and key communication campaigns targeted at various audiences in Ukraine, the world, and occupied territories.
The Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Dmytro Zolotukhin, spoke of the Ministry’s efforts towards implementing the Doctrine of Information Security and the development of the strategic and crisis communications system. He further stressed that establishing dialogue with Facebook’s office had helped verify the pages of Ukrainian government agencies and effectively curb the spread of disinformation.
The State Secretary of the Ministry, Artem Bidenko, named the approval of UkraineNOW brand and its promotion in the international arena as the main achievement of 2018. He also commended more than 50 public service communication campaigns held by the Ministry with regard to significant events in Ukraine’s history, reform implementation and promotion of the army; screenings of Ukrainian patriotic films abroad and in Ukrainian towns; Tvoia Kraina Fest, a Ukrainian music festival, held in seven frontline towns; and “Ukrainian Amazonians,” an ethnic fashion show.
The full report is accessible via this link.
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