Informational project “Media center “Candidate””
The main purpose of the work of Media center “Candidate” is the truthful, timely and exact delivery of information from its sources to the public. The media center is going to do its best for rendering to the society the full and unbiased information about the candidates to Presidents post necessary for taking the conscious and thoughtful decision in the day of voting, for prevention of the manipulations with public opinion on the side of both pro-power and opposition forces.
Visitors of the site of Media center “Candidate” will have the opportunity:
- to learn what the Ukrainian people expect from candidates;
- to analyze the strategies and tactics of candidates;
- to see the tools and methods of the power and opposition;
- to understand the principles of behavior of the power and opposition.
The project “Media center “Candidate”” was initiated by the public organization “Internews-Ukraine”. The center will collect and spread video, audio and textual information connected with the election process. The information will be rendered free of charge to regional TV companies and other mass media.
There is a TV studio in the media center, which makes the so-called “crude” news (that is video and text separately), ready news, archive materials (for instance, “video dossiers” of candidates, “history” of a problem, legislation), informational-analytical weekly, etc.
The special web-page www.kandydat.com.ua presents: monitoring of elucidation of the basic political problems by the all-Ukrainian TV channels; results of sociological researches; description of the political position of every candidate; databases with the advanced search tools.
Press conferences of the potential candidates, politicians, state officials and experts will be conducted on the site.
(Oleg Zadoyanchuk, the chief editor of the Media center “Candidate”)
(“The Poltava oblast media club”, No. 58, 1 December 2003)