In response to public distrust of the justice system, the Ukrainian government has been engaged in a major reform of the judiciary since 2015. Launched in late 2017, the PRAVO-Justice project is part of a large-scale programme to promote justice sector reform, with financial support coordinated by several international backers. Funded by the European Union, the project is led by Expertise France, in partnership with JCI (France), CPMA (Lithuania), DCAF (Switzerland) and CFI for the implementation of its media component.
Television is the main source of information in Ukraine. The media landscape is characterised by a lack of credible public sector broadcasters, while private channels are monopolised by a handful of oligarchs who use them to promote their own economic and political objectives. The result is a widespread lack of public trust in the media.
Aimed at both Ukrainian journalists and members of the country's judiciary, the ultimate goal of the project is to improve public understanding of judicial reforms through the media.
- 30 journalists from different Ukrainian media organisations
- 2 Ukrainian media outlets (meaning Graty and SudReporter)
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Provision of training to journalists
Training of journalists in the handling of judicial information.
Ukrainian journalists trained in court reportingMarch 19, 2019
Discovering the intricacies of court reporting in FranceSeptember 12, 2019
Nine professionals improve thier skills in Justice JournalismJuly 8, 2020
The training program "Justice Journalism" in Ukraine continuesJanuary 26, 2021
End of the session of the “Justice journalism” program in UkraineMarch 9, 2021
Discussion on Justice journalism at Lviv Media Forum 2021September 9, 2021
Study trip to Paris for graduates
Visit to the Palace of Justice and the Association de la presse judiciaire [French Association of Court Journalists]
Provision of support
Provision of support to media organisations for the production of news stories on legal matters and justice reforms