The joint meeting of the Expert Council under the MIP with the independent communications law expert Katrin Nyman-Metcalf

At the invitation of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Professor Dr. Katrin Nyman Metcalf, Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology, independent communications law expert developed analysis of the Concept of information security of Ukraine.

Today at the meeting of the Expert Council under the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine Professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf said: “There are no fundamental differences in the vision of the document. The problem and the goal for which it is concluded are clear. Only exposition needs an adaptation, and a consensus will be found. You must always keep the discussion to improve the legislative base in the field of information and communications. Problem of quick solutions of threats in the information field does not exist”.

Minister of Information Policy Yurii Stets said: “To avoid mistakes, we need expert opinions from international organizations, but working on a document Ukrainian specialists are the most motivated and most in-depth, as in their home country is hybrid warfare that brings real victims. One of the main areas of fighting the aggressor is to provide the information security of Ukraine”.

Co-Chairman of the Expert Council from the public, Doctor of Political Sciences, Associate Professor of International Media Communications and Communication Technologies Department of the Institute of International Relations Sergii Danilenko said: “The government has appealed to specialists with a proposal to work out the Concept of information security. Members of the Expert Council, since its establishment, planned that this document will become a platform for extensive discussions during the roundtable meetings in the regions. Everything happens due to an agreed road map, and experts quickly respond to comments and make changes to the draft concept”.

In conclusion, Professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf said: “I am an independent expert with experience of analyzing legislation and practices in the area of ​​information and communication in different countries, but today I’m not ready to give solutions to the problems outlined by Ukrainian experts”.

At the end of the meeting Katrin Nyman-Metcalf said, that on the results of the work with the members of the ECMIP, plans to work out academic article on the term “informational occupation”.