Workshop for Local Journalists in Zaporizhzhya

10:34 AM 19-9-2014

On September 19, Institute of World Policy held a workshop for journalists from different Ukrainian regions, aimed at giving them detailed insights into the European integration of Ukraine.Journalists from Lutsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy, Lviv, Poltava, Lugansk, Khmelnytsky, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya together with the well-known Lithuanian political observer Rimvydas Valatka discussed the opportunities and challenges of the European integration of Ukraine and coverage of these processes in the media.
Rimvydas Valatka, Chief Editor of the largest Lithuanian daily “Lietuvos rytas” and its online edition at
The workshop was held within the “Wider integration: you form the future” project supported by the international organization “Internews” and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The project intends to spread pro-European and pro-democratic values among the local journalists and wider audiences. The title of the project ‘Wider Integration’ means that Ukrainians from East and West, from South and North need to be united to struggle for the better future of Ukraine. ‘Wider Integration’ is integration between Ukrainian citizens who have to be deprived from Soviet myths about each other and about outer world. Only responsible and fair journalism may allow to achieve democratic future for Ukraine.
After the workshop, its participants took part in the Strategic Discussion Club “Strong Ukraine: How to Insure Security?” attended by the leading experts and EU Ambassadors. Photos.