The media in Ukraine today is a single public structure providing society with up-to-date detailed information concerning sociopolitical, economic, cultural aspects, etc. It is designed to positively influence the general public, from their progressive views, aspirations and ideals.
At present, Ukraine numbers 4,000 editions varying in forms of ownership, genre, type, and periodicity. Periodicals are independent and censorshipfree.
The national radio-and-television network of Ukraine is made up of government-run and non-government radio and TV companies. Ukraine is a member of the International Telecommunication Union and an active participant in the Intervision network. Besides State channel "UT-1" there have appeared several nongoverment TV and radio companes: "1+1", "Inter", "STB" and others.
Among Ukraine's information agencies special popularity enjoy the UKRIN-FORM (Ukrainian National Information Agency), UNIAR (Ukrainian Independent Information Agency Respublica), and several others. These agencies have correspondents and reporters throughout the country and abroad and disseminate information both within and outside Ukraine.