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Serhiy Kvit:

Mass Communications of an Independent Ukraine, in the Context of Normative Theories and as an Evidence of Modernization Theory,

Cologne, in October 2010, ISBN 978-3-938933-79-4

15 p., Price 8,00 €


The article is based on a speech hold at the conference “Public Service Broadcasting. A German-Ukrainian Exchange of Opinions” on October 20, 2010, in Cologne. It discusses day-to-day realities of mass communications in Ukraine before and after the Orange Revolution, contributing to a better understanding of the circumstances under which attempts to implement the project of Public broadcasting are being made.

The author is the President of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy“. He is a Professor at Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism. His research focuses on Mass Communications, University Management, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. He is also the President of Media Reform Center and is a member of the National Commission for the Development of Freedom of Speech. Serhiy Kvit is an author of 9 books and more than 100 articles. His last book “Mass Communications“ (2008) shows contemporary Ukrainian Media through new achievements of Media Theories and Research.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. About Modernisation Theory
3. Freedom of Speech in the Post-Colonial Ukraine
4. Development of the Normative Theories of the Press
5. Conclusions