Schedule of press briefings in Ukraine Crisis Media Center for December 12, 2014

10-00 Topic: “Who escalates intolerance against the IDPs?”
Detlef Voltaire, Consul General, German Consulate General in Donetsk
Svitlana Zakrevska, president of Donetsk NGO “Alliance”
Serhiy Bondarenko, expert of the Donetsk NGO “Alliance”
Natalia Kazionnova, member of the NGO “East and West together,” journalist, blogger
Glib Omelchenko, managing partner of the college of law “Omega-Verdykt,” human rights activist at “Active Civic Position”
Oksana Movchan, deputy head of the department of labor and employment
Serhiy Maruschenko, Head of the Department of Social Protection of people, affected by emergency situations
Valentyna Plachynda, deputy head of the department of methodology and civil services, head of the branch of civil services at the State center for employment

11-30 Topic: “Reforms in Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture: challenges and opportunities.”
Oleksandr Roitbud, artist
Oleksandra Koval, president of the “Publisher’s Forum” NGO
Kateryna Botanova, director of the “Center of contemporary art foundation”
Denys Ivanov, producer at “Arthouse Traffic”
Iryna Podolyak, MP, Ukrainian Parliament

12-00 Topic: Russian propaganda in France
Galia Ackerman, a writer, historian, journalist, an expert of Russia and post-Soviet world
Stéphane Courtois, French historian, Director of research, French National Centre for Scientific Research
Françoise Thom, French historian and sovietologist, professor of contemporary history, University Paris-Sorbonne
Michel Eltchaninoff, a philosopher, editor in chief of the French monthly Philosophie Magazine

12-30 Col. Andriy Lysenko, the National Security and Defense Council information center spokesman

13-00 Topic: “General update on OSCE SMM and security situation in Ukraine”
Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

13-30 Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

14-15 Topic: “Ukrainian communities: from poverty to prosperity. Experience of Latvia”
Vyacheslav Negoda, deputy minister of the regional development of Ukraine
Arnis Schulz, head of the department of local self-governance at the Ministry of environmental protection and regional development of Latvia
Anatolyi Tkachuk, director of the Institute of civil society
Mykola Fursenko, head of the all-Ukrainian association of village and locality councils