The war in Ukraine

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Resources

In the face of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Fojo has compiled a list of trusted media outlets from both countries for foreign readers.

International Journalists Network. ICJ have compiled the below list of support and resources for journalists covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

Emergency assistance

Independent media support and content delivery

  • The Kyiv Independent has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them continue reporting from Ukraine. Follow this link to contribute.
  • Together with The FixAre We Europe, the Media Development Foundation, and others, the Kyiv Independent is running a crowdfunding campaign to support independent media in Ukraine. Here’s more information and how to donate.
  • Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has announced that it will launch the Lviv Press Freedom Center in Lviv, Ukraine. Here’s more information.
  • Follow and amplify credible sources of information. Here are some lists compiled on Twitter:
  • Connect English-speaking Ukrainians with media outlets around the world using UABRAVE, a tool providing access to over 80 witnesses of the war’s developments from all parts of Ukraine.
  • Shortwaves for Freedom is a grassroots crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise funds to support the delivery of Russian, Ukrainian and English-language content produced by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) to people inside Russia, Ukraine and surrounding countries. It does so using short and medium wave radio that evades censorship and internet shutdowns. Learn more here.

Monitoring press freedom crackdowns

Reporting resources

Tips for covering the invasion

Combating mis- and disinformation

Digital and physical safety

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Refugee reporting

Mental health

Ethical reporting

Additional resources

Alerts! International Press Institute’s media freedom alerts linked to Russia’s war on Ukraine

Global Investigative Journalism Network has compiled a list of resources for journalists covering the situation in Ukraine

NiemanLab’s list over resources for following the invasion of Ukraine is available here.

If you would like to support independent media in Ukraine and Russia, here’s where to do it

  • “Association of independent regional publishers of Ukraine” (AIRPU), represent around 70 media houses in Vinnytsia, Odessa, Khmelnytskyi, Ternopil and Cherson.
    You can donate to them via Patreon. The funds will go directly to the journalists who work around the clock for their readers both locally and internationally.
    Patreon account:
    https://www.patreon.com/ukrainianmediasupport…
  • Platform to support independent Ukraine media:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-ukraines-media-going
  • Kiev Independent (https://kyivindependent.com/)
    Run by journalists that have left the previously well-respected Kiev Post, then it was taken over by an oligarch. Quality journalism in English.
    Subscribe here:
    https://www.patreon.com/kyivindependent
  • Russian-speaking Meduza https://meduza.io/en.
    Meduza is run by Russian journalists that left the well-respected Lenta in protest against their Chief Editor being fired. Meduza is based in Riga, but has a large network in Russia.
    Subscribe or donate here:
    https://support.meduza.io/en
  • OVD-info is an independent media project, focusing on human rights and political persecution in Russia.
    They will continue to report despite being blocked by the authorities.
    https://donate.ovdinfo.org
  • Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation
    Fund initiated by Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation in support of journalists covering the war zone.
    https://fundacjagazetywyborczej.pl/en/projects/ukrainian-media-fund/
  • The Swedish Federation of Journalists
    is fundraising to support the two Ukrainian federations of journalists and the European Federation of Journalists, EFJs, work.
    Here is where to support it.

List of independent media in Ukraine and Russia

Media from Ukraine:
Media from Russia:
  • In English: https://meduza.io/en. A media outlet produced by a well-known editorial team working mostly in exile from Russia.
  • In Russian: https://novayagazeta.ru. Nobel Prize-winning media outlet from Russia. In risk of being blocked in Russian by the authorities.

Standing up for free press in Ukraine and Russia

Fojo stands behind Swedish news media when they speak up for free press in Ukraine and Russia in this op-ed published on 3 March 2022. Fojo has been actively working to support free press in Ukraine and Russia for many years, and continues to tirelessly do so at this time of crisis too.

In Swedish: https://bit.ly/3ttdHv0

Fojo’s program for Better working conditions for journalists in the OSCE show their support for their Ukrainian colleagues here.