Journalists are invited to the II Lviv Media Forum


«War, politics, and corruption. Media: a player or a tool?» – theme of the II Lviv Media Forum. This year the event will run on the 13-14th of November at the «Arena Lviv». Media Forum will bring together several hundred participants and over 30 speakers – professional media people from 7 countries (Ukraine, USA, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Germany, Belarus). Participation in the Forum can be taken by filling out an application at 

The first day of the Media Forum will start with a discussion: «Media and propaganda during the war».

Moreover, further topics will be presented and discussed during the first day: «Who will burst Putin’s information wall?», «What’s going on in the media space of Ukraine?», discussions «Journalists in politics – in the midst of strangers?», «Ethics in journalism: is more possible?»

The theme of the second day – trends in the worldwide media. Among the events – discussions and reports: «Ukraine in foreign media: how does it work», «Why people will read in the future?», «Be opened to the world or lose: new challenges for media», debate «PR for media – resource to increase trust», «How the structure of media ownership affects the market», «Media and globalization» and others.

Speakers who have already confirmed their participation – Sherry Ricchiardi («American Journalism Review», USA), Kateryna Horchynska («The Kyivpost», Ukraine), Brian Bonner («The Kyivpost», Ukraine), Timur Olevskyy («TV-Dozhd», Russia), Natalia Lihachova («Telekrytyka», Ukraine), Roman Skrypin («», Ukraine), Michael Anderson (journalist, project manager of «MYMEDIA», Denmark), Mike Dyulffer («Die Zeit», Germany), Sergiy Karaziy («Reuters», Ukraine), Roman Vybranovskyy («Foreign media Unit», Ukraine), Natalka Popovych («Ukraine Crisis Media Center», Ukraine), Michal Bronyatovski («Forbes Polska», member of the Editorial Board of ), Gzhegozh Piechota (Director of Development of «Gazeta Wyborcza», Poland), Vira Chernysh (PR-director of «Focus», Ukraine), Zurab Alasaniya (CEO of First National TV, Ukraine), Frank Folwell (photojournalist, an expert in visual communication, USA), Sergiy Ivanov (blogger, Ukraine), David Hershenhorn («The New York Times», USA), Leonid Rahozin (freelance journalist, Russia), Roman Vintoniv («Uteodyn with Michael Shchur», Ukraine), Christina Berdynskyh («Novoye vremya (New time)», Ukraine).

Moderator of II Lviv Media Forum – Andriy Kulykov («Svoboda slova (Freedom of Speech)», Ukraine).

The final program and list of speakers will placed on Saturday, October 25, on the official website -

Organizers II Lviv Media Forum: NGO «Lviv Media Forum», School of Journalism of Ukrainian Catholic University.

Partners of Lviv Media Forum 2014: International Fund «Renaissance», «MYMEDIA», the project is supported by the EU Delegation in Ukraine.

Media partners: «Telekrytyka», «Media business».

Let us remind you that the first Media Forum was held last year entitled: «Where is the world’s media going and is Ukraine keeping up?». Forum was attended by over 400 participants.

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