Support for Ukrainian Media

Articles about support for Ukrainian Media, especially in light of the Russian war in Ukraine.

The GFMD has created a Coordination page for Ukrainian media, intended for Ukrainian journalists and Ukrainian media organizations, those both in Ukraine and those who have been forced to leave the country. It includes a list of organizations providing emergency funding to Ukrainian journalists and media, a list of resources, and a list of fundraising and crowdfunding campaigns supporting Ukrainian media and journalists.

The support of the Justice Info editorial staff for their Ukrainian colleagues continues, as part of the project implemented by Fondation Hirondelle with funding from Swiss Solidarity and private donors. Every week, the editors of the online media coordinate and support the production of articles by Ukrainian correspondents, who publish them in their media in Ukraine and on the website. Their contributions are available in 4 languages : Ukrainian, Russian, English and French. Further training and activities to support this legal coverage, which is crucial for the reconstruction of Ukrainian society, are planned for the coming months.

Fondation Hirondelle

L'équipe de a animé une formation à Kyiv avec des journalistes ukrainiens sur les questions de droit international et d'éthique professionnelle dans un contexte de conflit.

Katerine Petrenko (participante) : « La discussion la plus importante pour moi était de savoir comment accomplir mon travail journalistique et le combiner avec une position civique. Est-il possible de rester un journaliste ‘en dehors du conflit’ lorsque les bombes ennemies explosent dans votre pays, lorsque vos proches meurent, lorsque vous êtes dans une zone à risque ? Le moment est-il venu pour les journalistes ukrainiens de couvrir les crimes de guerre commis par leurs propres militaires, notamment à l'égard des prisonniers de guerre russes ? »

Centre for Law and Democracy, News Media Europe

"The role of news professionals is first and foremost to inform the public, and not to collect and analyse evidence on behalf of public authorities. At the same time, news organisations are expressing a growing interest in understanding the requirements for information to be admissible as evidence in court, so as to help to hold criminal actors to account."

The Guide is available in English, Burmese, and Russian. The Ukrainian translation is in process.


"The financing effort is focused on three firms that build Virtual Private Networks (VPN) - nthLink, Psiphon and Lantern – and is designed to support a recent surge in their Russian users, the sources said."


"A panel of independent human rights experts appointed by the United Nations has cited “numerous reports” that journalists have been “targeturled, tortured, kidnapped, attacked and killed, or refused safe passage” from cities and regions under siege. The panel also warned of cyberattacks by Russian forces against Ukrainian media and internet infrastructure."


"The Times story notes that the intelligence-sharing has been considurlered to be 'a safe form of help', as far as not escalating the war goes, 'because it is invisible, or, at least, deniable.' "


"It was the work of an investigations unit at The New York Times that specializes in open-source reporting, using publicly available material like satellite images, mobile phone or security camera recordings, geolocation and other internet tools to tell stories.

The field is in its infancy but rapidly catching on. The Washington Post announced last month it was adding six people to its video forensics team, doubling its size. The University of California at Berkeley last fall became the first college to offer an investigative reporting class that focuses specifically on these techniques."

Columbia Journalism Review- JON ALLSOP

"Three months ago tomorrow, on the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Ihor Hudenko, a Ukrainian photojournalist, posted photos and footage to his Facebook page showing abandoned Russian tanks near the eastern city of Kharkiv, where he lived. According to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Hudenko had bicycled out to a ring road to shoot the images, which eerily juxtaposed the threat of violence with a calm surrounding scene under a cloud-scuffed blue sky."

ECPMF opens call for application from Ukraine for the Journalists-in-Residence Programme in Kosovo (April 11, 2022)

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

"The JiR Kosovo Programme is financed by the Government of Republic of Kosovo and enables 20 individual Ukrainian journalists and media workers to relocate to Kosovo for a period of up to six months with the possibility of extension depending on the developments in Ukraine. Journalists arriving in Kosovo will have the status of internationally protected individuals.

To be eligible, journalists and media workers must have lived in Ukraine in 2022, hold a valid Ukrainian passport, have been working as professional journalists for at least three years, and speak at least basic English."

Succesful candidates are granted 1,000 euros for relocation, a monthly stipend of 500 euros, and 300 euros for rent. In addition, they will have access to an office space, health insurance, and language and integration courses. If needed, they will also be provided with psychological support.

To apply, send the following documents to

  1. CV

  2. Copy of passport

  3. Reference letter from the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine or the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine.


"Independent media outlets in Ukraine exist in large part thanks to advertising revenues, funding from international organizations and foundations, and services they provide, such as the development of communication strategies and events. In 2020, however, a new wave of financial support from readers emerged." This article explains these new sources of funding, from paywalls and memberships to crowdfunding and donations.

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