National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

News Of The Week

February 13-19, 2023
Important News

Ukraine: “The preservation of local media is essential to support Ukrainian democracy”

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Sergiy Tomilenko, president of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) looks back on a year of relentless work, in which NUJU has supported journalists on the ground and assesses the challenges they face as the war enters its second year. He highlights the crucial role of the IFJ and EFJ-backed Journalists’ Solidarity Centers in ensuring that local and international media can report on the conflict, and the imperative need for more funds to continue supporting Ukrainian journalists.

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Psychological support

NUJU webinar: psychologist Dana Nahorna will tell how to raise and support children in war conditions

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) will host a webinar entitled How to Raise and Support Children in Wartime to take place on ZOOM on February 22 and last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Journalists' Solidarity Centers

Journalists trained to counter fakes during the war In Zaporizhzhia

Effective information policy during the war, countering fakes, the role and mission of journalists in this important field were discussed at a training session at the NUJU’s Journalists’ Solidarity Center in Zaporizhzhia. The event was attended not only by displaced journalists, who became active subjects of this policy from the first days of the war, but also by local media.

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NUJU’s support

“Use opportunities and don’t be afraid to try”: honors of NUJU’s creative competition handed over in Ivano-Frankivsk

The Ivano-Frankivsk Journalists’ Solidarity Center hosts a ceremony of awarding special honors to three Carpathian media persons within the framework of the creative competition entitled Information Front 2022 organized by the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

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Media Work During the War

Journalist Larysa Hnatchenko: “Some Kharkiv Z newspaper assured there was no Zelenskyy and Ukraine did not exist”

Larysa Hnatchenko is the editor-in-chief of the oldest edition in the Kharkiv Region called Slobidskyi Krai. The great war came when a fresh issue of the newspaper was published, and the team had to start working on the next one. Could any of the media people have predicted what kind of dagger a neighboring country would stick in the back of Ukraine?

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“The adopted law On Media enhances state’s control,” said NUJU First Secretary Lina Kushch

For six years, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) supported the adoption of a law that would implement EU Directive 2018/1808 on audiovisual media services. However, the law On Media consists of only 10% of the norms of the European directive and 90% of the innovations of Ukrainian lawmakers. Therefore, the first thing to understand about the new law is that it goes far beyond EU requirements.

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