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Experts to discuss blocking of Russian web services in Ukraine

Is freedom of speech in jeopardy?

Experts to discuss blocking of Russian web services in Ukraine

On 18 May, at 12:00 Gorshenin Institute will host a round table conference "Cutting off the Russian Internet. Mission possible?"

Organizer of the round table – Gorshenin Institute

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the purpose of the decree of the President of Ukraine regarding sanctions against Russian companies? Can the goal be achieved by such methods?
  • What are the possible consequences, including for ordinary Ukrainians?
  • Great Ukrainian Firewall. Technical possibilities for implementing the decree.
  • Does the decree threaten freedom of speech in Ukraine?

Participants of the round table:

  • Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the former CEO Microsoft Ukraine;
  • Zoryan Shkyryak, Advisor to Interior Minister of Ukraine;
  • Oleksandr Kardakov, innovative businessman, COB Octava Capital;
  • Ivan Sydorenko, director of corporate sales, IT Integrator;
  • Mykhailo Makaruk, a spokesman for the international intelligence community InformNapalm;
  • Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, executive director, Transparency International Ukraine.

Moderator – Natalya Klauning, communications director, Gorshenin Institute.

Contacts for media accreditation: (044) 230 49 62

Any media coverage of the event must mention Gorshenin Institute as its organizer.

The address of Gorshenin Institute: Kyiv, 18b Mala Zhytomyrska St. (entrance through the arch from Mykhaylivskyy Lane).