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Taras SHEVCHENKO Director, Media Law Institute, Ukraine


 Taras Shevchenko is the Head of Public Council of the National Council on TV and Radio, an advisory group to the state audiovisual regulator. He is also the director of NGO Media Law Institute, a think-tank focusing on legislation drafting. Mr. Shevchenko drafted a number of important media laws adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament related to defamation, media and elections, TV regulation, and advertising. He teaches Media Law for journalism students at Kyiv National University. He is also a member of the National Commission on the Freedom of Speech, an advisory group to the President of Ukraine.