Natalia Petrova

Senior Instructor


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September 2005 – April 2006
Fulbright’s Scholarship-winner at the Kennan University by Woodrow Wilson Center
Research Topic: “USA experience in the dependence of human rights”
Washington, Columbia, USA
July 2004 Practical study at Oxford University; Program “Media law and media politics”
Oxford, Great Britain
October 2000 Practical study at FOJO (School for media staff training)
Calmar, Sweden
September – November 1994 Practical study at the European Law Institute
Birminghem, Great Bratain
1976-1981 Kiev National University of Taras Schevchenko,
Faculty of law, diploma with distinction.

Professional experience
1998 – till now The Kyiv Bar/ Collegium of Lawyers, lawyer
06.2005- 02.2003 Media Law expert at the Euro Committee project
International mass-media support – top media, held by BBC WST, Odessa
10.2003-02.2003 Council of АВА СЕЕЛІ The lawful initiative in Central and Eastern Europe, Kyiv
10.1998-10.2002 Consultant, law council in the IREX Promedia Project, Kyiv
09.2000 – till now The National University of “Kiev-Mohyla Academy”, Mohyla School of Journalism, lecturer
10.1988 – 10.1998 Law practice in civil cases (intellectual property, investment protection, antitrust law, constitutional law, civil rights), Kyiv
08.1981-10.1988 Kyiv City Authorities Department
inspector, senior inspector, deputy chief at the Center of control for use/adaptation of legislation, Kyiv
1988 –  member of the Kyiv Bar/ Collegium of Lawyers, lawyer
1998 – member of the Board of Directors of media lawyers


Legislation basis for journalism in Ukraine (in Ukrainian),, Kyiv, IREX Promedia,1998, 45 p, republished in 1999, 2000, 2002 (co-authors with Mary Macio (foreword) and Valeriy Sitcev – article on intellectual property rights)

Ukrainian legislation and press defence – ( in Ukraininan), (co-author Mary Mycio,
published in Kharkiv Human Rights NGO Bulletin freedom of expression and privacy #1-2001                          

Publications relevant to the media law problems in nation wide periodic media
There is no place to state secret information status on power/office abuse facts in the democratic society,, February 3, 2006
Media access to court room. What the problem? ( Gongadze case court hearing ) January 16,2006
Media in elections: Ukrainian reality * November 4, 2005
Defense attorney professional guaranties*, article at Law newspaper, July 15, 2005
Verdict against Ukraine, but on behalf of Ukrainians - European Court of Human rights decision’s comments On Press group vs Ukraine case, magazine Telekritika May, 2005
On monitoring, image and Ukrainian reality August 27,2003
No legality – no freedom , interview newspaper Day ,March 5, 2003
Prohibitive norm becomes permissive one,  newspaper 2000, 2002-02-27,

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