LMF 2023 May 25-27


ІХ LMF will take place in a new format and will bring together international and Ukrainian media experts, public intellectuals, researchers, policy makers, representatives of civil society, and international organizations. ⠀ The focus topic: “After or Before War. How Can Civilization Defeat Chaos?”








Opening Ceremony
15:00 - 15:30 (30 min)
Ukrainian Story: A Challenge to International Media
15:30 - 16:00 (30 min)
Main stage
Seeking Justice: Rebuilding Hope after the War
16:00 - 16:30 (30 min)
Main stage
13:00 - 14:00 (1 hours)
Under the Shadow: How Russian Aggression Is Changing the Region (Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus)
14:00 - 15:00 (1 hours)
Main stage
16:00 - 16:30 (30 min)
Demons of the War: How Propaganda in Media Foreshadowed Aggression
16:30 - 17:00 (30 min)
Main stage


Oksana Zabuzhko is a Ukrainian writer, poet, journalist, philosopher, and active public figure. In her works, she explores themes of…

Oksana Zabuzhko

Writer, poet, essayist

Janine di Giovanni is a war reporter with more than 30 years experience working in the Balkans, Africa and the…

Janine di Giovanni

The Reckoning Project

Спікер Lviv Media Forum Володимир Єрмоленко

Ukrainian philosopher, writer, and journalist. President of the Ukrainian PEN. Since 2020, together with Tetiana Oharkova, he initiated the Kult…

Volodymyr Yermolenko

PEN Ukraine

Is a historian of Eastern Europe at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich who specializes in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian…

Franziska Davies

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Спікерка Lviv Media Forum Наталія Гуменюк

Co-founder and executive director of the Public Interest Journalism Lab. Journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker specializing in conflict coverage and…

Nataliya Gumenyuk

Public Interest Journalism Lab

He has been working as a freelance photographer in Ukraine since 2014 and has been a resident since 2017. He…

Christopher Occhicone

Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Stern Magazine

Rebecca Harms is a German politician. Member of the European Parliament 2004 – 2019 and President of the Green Group…

Rebecca Harms

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

Expert in long-term strategies. Participant of the Nesteriv Expert Group, DYC (Develop Your City) Dnipro group. Lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla…

Yevhen Hlibovytsky


Sergej Sumlenny is a managing director at European Resilience Initiative Center in Berlin. Prior to this, he served as the…

Sergej Sumlenny

European Resilience Initiative Center

Ukrainian statesman, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Ukrainian diplomat who from 19 June 2014 until 29 August 2019…

Pavlo Klimkin

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Dr. Botakoz Kassymbekova is assistant professor in modern history at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She specializes in Russian and…

Botakoz Kassymbekova

University of Basel

He has been working in the media industry for over 40 years. Previously, he worked as a senior producer for…

Andrii Kulykov

Commission on Journalistic Ethics

PhD, Associate Professor of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Ukrainian Catholic University.

Andriy Dakhniy

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

David Stulik is presently working as the Senior Analyst and the Head of the Eastern European Program at the Czech…

David Stulik

European Values Center for Security Policy

Raphael Minder is the Central Europe correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Warsaw. He previously covered Spain and Portugal…

Raphael Minder

Financial Times