Deputy Secretary, National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Viktoria Siumar is deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. From 1999 to 2013, she was a freelance correspondent for Voice of America in Ukraine and an anchor of political programs on Hromadske Radio. She is founder of the journalist movement Stop Censorship. Siumar was a lecturer at the Institute of Journalism of Kyiv’s Taras Shevchenko National University and executive director of the Institute of Mass Information. She was a member of the National Presidential Commission on Freedom of Expression and Information Development from 2005 to 2010 and is a board member of International Renaissance.