To change something and to change yourself: the revolutionary tendencies in the media will be discussed at the Third Lviv Media Forum


Registration for III Lviv Media Forum has started. The biggest media event of the country will take place on May 28-30. The main theme of this year’s Forum is “Media in the turbulent time of change”.

III Media Forum Lviv will bring together more than 600 journalists, experts, analysts, media managers and bloggers. The speakers are at least from 10 different countries: USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. This year’s reports and discussions will focus on the role of media during the crisis events in Ukraine and around it, as well as on the latest trends in the world media practice.

A special guest to open the third Lviv Media Forum will be a French political journalist, writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. And our permanent host of the Forum is Ukrainian media experts and TV presenter Andriy Kulykov.

Day One. “Media and war”

The key topic of the first forum day will be the media during the crisis events in Ukraine and around.

How does war change people on both sides of the camera? The participants will hear the front line stories first hand from war correspondents Arkadiy Babchenko (Russia), Pawel Reszka (Poland) and Levko Stek (“Radio “Liberty”, Ukraine).

American journalist Anne Applebaum (Pulitzer Prize Laureate, “Washington Post” and “Slate” columnist, USA) and German journalist Boris Reitschuster will be seeking answers to the question “Have the world media found an antidote to the Russian propaganda?”.

Discussions on information policy of Ukraine in Donbas will be held by advisor to the Minister of Information Policy Serhiy Kostynskyi, Donetsk journalist, editor-in-chief of “OsrtoV” Serhiy Harmash, blogger Denys Kazanskyi and editor-in-chief of “” Yuriy Butusov.

Day Two. “Media and global competition”

The second day of Lviv Media Forum will be dedicated to discussion of the latest trends of the world media and potential of the Ukrainian media in the global competition.
About joint journalistic investigations in Europe and Ukraine the participants will learn from German investigator Marcus Bensmann and Head of the Ukrainian project “Slidstvo.Info” Dmytro Hnap.

Forecasts of media development in a global context will be presented in the report of Director of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University Joshua Benton (final confirmation is expected).

Also during the second day of the Forum there will be talks about the future of the print media, with the participation of editor in chief of the Polish magazine “Polityka” Jacek Zakowski and former “Esquire” editor in chief Oleksiy Tarasov.

Duy Linh Tu (USA), Director of Digital Media at the Columbia University School of Journalism, will tell “How will digital journalism change the news”.

At the end of the second day there will be the Oleksandr Kryvenko prize “For progress in journalism” presentation ceremony, and the “Liberty lecture” delivered by Donetsk National University Professor Olena Stiazhkina.

Day Three. Workshops

On the third day the Forum will slightly change its format: numerous trainings, workshops and presentations on highly specialized topics will be held in the new building of the Ukrainian Catholic University and in the city centre.

A workshop on Access to Information will be conducted by editor in chief of investigations project “Our Money” Oleksiy Shalaiskyi, Chairman of the Public lustration council Yehor Soboliev and Fundacja ePanstwo COO Jakub Gornicki (Poland).

Jakub Gornicki will also lead a special event for bloggers. Lviv blogger Petro Nek and Kyiv blogger Krus Krus (Oleksandr Baraboshko) will join the bloggers invent as well.

Swedish digital journalist Mats Wikman will tell how to use the multimedia technology in the media.

Another speaker of the third forum day, former “Esquire” editor in chief Oleksiy Tarasov, promises to tell about lifestyle journalism on the Internet.

Director of Digital Media at the Columbia University School of Journalism Duy Linh Tu (USA) will conduct a workshop on “How to use your mobile phone in journalism: practical pieces of advice”.

BABYLON’13 project director Volodymyr Tykhyi and Hromadske.doc project author Bohdan Kutiepov will reveal the secrets of quality documentary films.

A workshop on photography will be held by World Press Photo prize winner, Swedish photographer Paul Hansen.

*The list of workshops is not completed as yet.
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Lviv Media Forum organizers: NGO “Lviv Media Forum”, Ukrainian Catholic University School of Journalism. With the support of Lviv City Council.