Kyiv, 13 February 2017 – Thomson Foundation and International Institute for Regional Media and Information (IRMI) organized the concluding editorial forum for journalists to discuss the results of media monitoring and to draft media self-regulation guidelines on conflict-sensitive reporting. This was done in the framework of the Regional Voices project in which MEMO 98 is a partner organization. The project is funded by the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to decrease potential areas of conflict through balanced news output in the regional media, thereby contributing to a decrease in communal tensions, specifically between IDPs and their host communities.
“In the course of all four monitoring periods, the coverage of IDPs was marginal. The key trend was a gradual decrease in the number of stories throughout October 2015 to October 2016. There was a general lack of analytical materials focusing on IDP-related issues,” said Oleksandr Chekmyshev of the Association
The monitoring sample consisted of a total of 204 media (51 TV channels, 66 print
“I am really glad that we have an
“In the course of the Regional Voices project, journalists aired more than 150 sensitive, human-centered news reports and published over 250 actual
Here are the final monitoring reports and the press release in pdf