In 2015 Mr Serhiy Kostynskyi worked as an Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine on the issues of information policy of Crimea. In particular, he was responsible for protection of freedom of speech and the press, journalists’ rights in the Crimean territory, support of the Crimean media, renewal of the Crimean TV and radio broadcasting on the continental part of Ukraine. He participated in the creation of the National multimedia platform of international broadcasting of Ukraine. He was concerned about elaboration and implementation of social communication campaigns on supporting Crimea and the ongoing information campaign “Crimea is Ukraine”.
Since 2004 Mr Kostynskyi has been working in the journalistic and PR areas. He was an expert on information policy at the NGO “Crimean Institute of Strategic Researches” (Kyiv). He headed the research organization “Foundation for Strategic Consulting” (Simpheropil) that conducted researches for international organizations. He was forced to leave the Autonomous Republic of Crimea due to its occupation.