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The Journalists Association “Novomedia” 

"The transformation of media returns the transformation of nation"


The Novomedia Association is the all-Ukrainian non-governmental journalistic organization. It was founded in 2004 on the initiative of journalist Ruslan Kukharchuk. The Association unites Christian journalists and other creative stuff of different media in two common ways: spiritual unity and professional interests.

For today, Novomedia  Association  includes about 200 members from secular and Christian media and has representatives in the majority of regions of Ukraine. There are also members of the community in Russian Federation, USA and Canada.

"Hate speech: transformation of the definition and possible consequences" (announcement of the discussion)


Association "Novomedia" invites to participate in the discussion on the subject: "Hate speech: transformation of the definition and possible consequences". The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6, in Kyiv.

The discussion is devoted to the problems of protecting freedom of speech in the context of introducing the concept of "hate speech" in the information and legal field of Ukraine. There is now a certain conflict between the concept of "hate speech" and the free expression of their views in terms of critique of actions or behavioral models. This tendency has such signs that are contrary to democratic values ​​and encroach on freedom of speech.

Specialists, scholars, public figures, civil servants, parliamentarians are invited to participate in the event.

Topics of  discussion:

- how the meaning of the concept of "hate speech" has changed as an example of the legislation of European countries;

- identification of positive effects and possible threats;

- search for a balanced model for adapting Ukrainian legislation to the international one.

Tentative event plan:

14: 00-15: 00Actualization of the topic, problem statement.

15: 00-16: 30 Expert reports and discussions.

16: 30-17: 00 Consideration of the draft resolution. Final Speeches

If you wish to participate in the event and / or speak in the context of the above topic, please register. You can do this as follows:

- fill in the registration form:

-  send an email to:

DATE: December 06, 2017

LOCATION: st. Khreshchatyk, 27A, press center of the National Union of Journalists

TIME: 14: 00-17: 00


Free entrance.