Donbas Media Forum-2020

Almost 60 speakers from 14 countries
2 days
September 11-12
18 events
Discussions with interesting speakers and workshops by leading experts
2 streams
Parallel broadcasts of discussions and workshops on Facebook and YouTube
Stream of all discussions
Recorded video of all discussions on the first day
Live broadcast of all discussions of the second day
The schedule of the first day
Friday, September 11, 2020
09:30 – 09:55
09:30 – 09:55
The 6th Donbas Media Forum Welcome Speeches
Oleksiy Matsuka, Head of the board of NGO Donetsk Institute of Infornation, Head of the Forum Organizing Committee
Kristina Kvien, Deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
Matti Maasikas, Ambassador of the European Union, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
Ambassador Henrik Villadsen, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine
Gillian McCormack, Internews Director in Ukraine and Chief of Party for USAID's Media Program in Ukraine PLUS SUBTITLE
10:00 – 11:15
10:00 – 11:15
Panel Discussion "Breaking the Vicious Cycle. How to Consolidate the Ukrainian Society through the Media despite the Conflict in Donbas"
Matti Maasikas, Ambassador of the European Union, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
Yulia Ostrovska, CEO of DOM TV channel
Dmytro Krapivenko, editor-in-chief of The Ukrainian Week magazine
Stanislav Aseyev, journalist, essaying, author of 'In Isolation,' a collection of essays about life in the occupied territories of Donbas
Vitaliy Sizov, analyst of NGO Donetsk Institute of Information

Oleksiy Matsuka, Head of the Board of NGO Donetsk Institute of Information
11:30 – 12:45
11:30 – 12:45
Discussion "Implementation of European standards and new media legislation of Ukraine"
Mykyta Poturayev, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Information and Humanitarian Policy
Olga Gerasimyuk, Chair of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine
Christina Rozgoni, International Consultant to the Council of Europe
Halyna Smirnova, Project Manager for EU and Council of Europe Working Together to Support Media Freedom in Ukraine
Oleksandr Burmahin, Executive Director of NGO Human Rights Platform, Member of the working group on the development of the Draft Law "On Media"

Vita Volodovska, Media Lawyer, NGO Digital Security Laboratory
13:00 – 14:15
13:00 – 14:15
Panel Discussion "Covering Social Rights as an Example of Public Interest Journalism"
Halyna Tretiakova, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans' Rights
Oleksandra Holub, National Consultant of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine, Postgraduate Student of the V.M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Department of Theory of State and Law
Ivana Roagna, International Expert, Council of Europe Office in Ukraine, Criminal Law Practitioner, Immigration and Human Rights Lawyer
Svitlana Velychanska, Director of the Department for Monitoring Equal Rights and Freedoms of the Secretariat of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Svitlana Ostapa, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine
Vitaliy Muzychenko, Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine.

Nataliya Gumenyuk, Founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab
14:30 – 15:45
14:30 – 15:45
Discussion "The Media and its Self-Regulation"
Natalia Ligachova, Chair of the Board of NGO Media Detector
Kateryna Myasnikova, Head of the National Media Association
Oleksiy Pogorelov, President of the Ukrainian Media Business Association, Member of the Commission on Journalism Ethics
Liana Khorovytska, National Project Officer at OSCE Project coordinator in Ukraine
Alan Sunderland, Executive Director of NGO News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors (ONO)

Oksana Romanyuk, Executive Director of the Institute of Mass Media, Member of the Commission on Journalism Ethics and Representative of the Reporters Without Borders in Ukraine
16:00 – 17:15
16:00 – 17:15
Panel Discussion "COVID-19 amidst Fake News and Propaganda. A View from Different Countries"
Hannah Maxwell, Deputy Head of Open Information Partnership, Zinc Network (UK)
Oleksandra Tsekhanovska, Senior Analyst, Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group, Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC)
Galina Petrenko, Executive Director of NGO Detector Media
Tamar Kintsurashvili, Executive Director of Media Development Foundation (Georgia)
Lóránt Győri, Geopolitical Analyst at Political Capital (Hungary)
Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security (Estonia)

Roman Shutov, Open Information Partnership, EaP Network Manager
Discussion "Game as a Tool Against Fake News"
Jon Roozenbeek, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, department of Psychology (UK)
Mehri Druckman, Country Representative for IREX in Ukraine
Nicolas Melendez, Behavioural Scientist from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's Open Source Unit

Maryna Bezkorovaina, Countering Disinformation and Media Development Programme Manager, British Embassy in Kyiv
The schedule of the second day
Saturday, September 12, 2020
10:00 – 11:15
10:00 – 11:15
Panel Discussion "Local Election - Local Media"
Serhiy Postivyy, Member of the Central Election Commission
Olha Aivazovska, Chair of the Board of the Civil Network OPORA
Anna Murlykina, editor-in-chief of the regional site
Andriy Dikhtiarenko, Journalist of the Donbass.Realii program on Radio Svoboda, Editor-in-Chief of Luhansk media Realnaya Gazeta TBC

Kateryna Zhemchuzhnykova, Communication Manager at the Civil Network OPORA
11:30 – 12:45
11:30 – 12:45
Panel Discussion "COVID-19 Pandemic and European Media: Europe's Ways out of the Coronavirus Crisis"
Camille Magnier, France Culture Radio (France)
Adela Drazanova, Reportér magazine (Czech Republic)
Maria Persson Löfgren, Sveriges Radio (Sweden)
Iwona Reichardt, New Eastern Europe (Poland)

Volodymyr Yermolenko, Director of Analytics, Internews Ukraine
13:00 – 14:15
13:00 – 14:15
Discussion "Fake News in Ukraine's Cognitive Space: What False Stories Spread and How to Fight Them"
Dmitri Teperik, Programme Director, Resilient Ukraine
Dmytro Dubov, Expert in Resilient Ukraine and Specialist in the National Institute for Strategic Studies
Vitalii Rybak, Analyst, NGO Internews Ukraine
Robert van den Noordaa, Journalist, Co-Author of the study of Russia's Troll Factory (Netherlands)

Liubov Tsybulska, Director of the Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group of Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), Hybrid Warfare Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
14:30 – 15:45
14:30 – 15:45
Panel Discussion "How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Changed Local Media in Eastern Ukraine and How to Handle Media Crisis in the Regions"
Valeria Pechenyk, Coordinator of the Donbas Media Fellows network
Valerii Garmash, the - Slavyansk City website CEO
Gaygysyz Geldiyev, Jnomics Media
Andrey Boborykin, Suspilne

Eugene Zaslavsky, Executive Director, Media Development Foundation
16:00 – 17:15
16:00 – 17:15
Discussion "Gender-Focused Journalism, Standards and Guidelines of Ethical Reporting on Violence against Women"
Oleksandra Horchynska, journalist at
Marina Riđić, TV Anchor, Al Jazeera Balkans (Bosnia)
Mila Moralic, N1 reporter (CNN affiliate) (Croatia)

Elizaveta Kuzmenko, Head of NGO Women in Media Association, member of the Commission on Journalism Ethics
17:30 – 18:45
17:30 – 18:45
Panel Discussion "Dialogue Over Barriers. What Role Does the Media Play in Searching Solutions for Social and Political PRoblems"
Enrique Gasteazoro, General Manager of Confidencial (Nicaragua)
Carlos Salamanca, business and administration manager at El Faro (El Salvador)
Kateryna Sergatskova, editor-in-chief at Zaborona
Anna Mamonova, editor-in-chief at
Michael Colborne, journalist at Belingcat

Savelii Barashkov, Digital Media Analyst at Genesis
Closing Ceremony of the 6th Donbas Media Forum
Oleksiy Matsuka, Head of the board of NGO Donetsk Institute of Infornation, Head of the Forum Organizing Committee
Photo of the opening ceremony of the fifth Forum.
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Organizers: NGO Donetsk Institute of Infornation
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