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 Ukrainian: https://bit.ly/3toVdvK
In Russian: https://bit.ly/3Mn8BZV
In Swedish: https://bit.ly/3ttdHv0
In the face of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Fojo has compiled a list of trusted media outlets from both countries for foreign readers.
Media from Ukraine:
- https://kyivindependent.com – a specialized publication for foreigners, published originally in English by an experienced editorial team.
- https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/ – the English version of one of the most popular and respected Ukrainian media outlets.
- https://english.nv.ua – the English version of one of the biggest news outlets.
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.
In addition, Global Investigative Journalism Network has compiled a list of resources for journalists covering the situation in Ukraine.
NiemanLab has compiled a list of useful resources for following the nes on the war in Ukraine 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.
- Platform to support independent Ukraine media:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.