21.06.2013

The current political situation in Ukraine and challenges for 2015. A talk by Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament, journalist and civil activist


The current political situation in Ukraine and challenges for 2015. A talk by Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament, journalist and civil activist 

Friday, June 21st, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London 

A seasoned journalist, Andriy Shevchenko was one of the founders of the 5th Channel, the first news TV-channel in Ukraine, and was a face of the Orange Revolution for TV-viewers. Prior to that, Shevchenko was a leader of the journalists’ movement against censorship. In 2002 he became the first chairman of Kyiv Independent Media Union. In 2005 ‘Reporters Without Borders’ (Vienna) awarded him with the Press Freedom Award. 

Shevchenko won seats in the Parliament in 2006, 2007, 2012 with Yulia Tymoshenko’s party ‘Batkivshchyna’. He served as the Chairman of the Free Speech Committee, youngest ever Committee Chairman in the Parliament. He now serves as the First Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Committee. Mr. Shevchenko is the author of the Law on Access to Public Information. 

He graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University. He was a World Fellow at Yale (2008) and a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford (2009). 

The talk will be held in Ukrainian. All welcome. Free admission. RSVP info@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk 




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