Civil society Громадянське суспільство (ua)
forms of social organization that offer alternatives to totalitarianism or excessive government control. The key aspect is the existence of an intermediate ‘zone’ between private life and the state, where independent voluntary collective associations and organizations can operate freely. A precondition for this is freedom of association and expression, including the necessary means, amongs which the media are very important.
- McQuail's, D. (2010) – р. 550