Conference 4: The Role of Media
Monitoring Ukraine’s Security Sector Governance (SSG) Challenges: SSG – The Role of Media
Between 5th-6th October the fourth multi-stakeholder conference addressing Ukraine’s security governance challenges took place in Kyiv and examined the role of media in security sector governance. The objective of this conference was to outline the role played by the news media in governance and oversight of the security sector, analyse the current role of Ukraine’s media in security sector oversight, and to elaborate relevant international best practices.
Working group discussions addressed the specific ways in which different media organisations can better interact with other stakeholders to ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of transparent and accountable security policies and practices. The working groups discussed specific means to improve democratic oversight of the security sector in the long term. Each working group identified a range of priorities to improve the media’s oversight capacity and developed preliminary recommendations.