Eastern European Independent Journalist Fund
An urgent lifeline for journalists from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus
Eurozine supports the campaign for an Eastern European Independent Journalist Fund. The fund will pay for stories produced by Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian journalists who are reporting the truth on the war despite the enormous risks. It will allow journalists to continue to accurately inform their audiences and to tell the world what’s happening on the ground.
The campaign coordinator is Transitions, the Prague-based publishing and journalism training organization. The campaign is supported by over 25 media support organizations and media outlets with deep experience across the region.
This important initiative will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat 2 April 2022. We urge you, Eurozine’s readers, to support the campaign!
Published 28 March 2022
Original in English
First published by Eurozine
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- The names of us
- Tsars, spies and colonialism
- The Soviet legacy of rape and denial
- Are the Russian people Putin’s victims or collaborators in crime?
- The justice train from Bucha
- Of fish and people
- Ukraine: A battleground for Europe’s future
- Cancel culture vs. execute culture
- Eastern European Independent Journalist Fund
War becomes the twin of communication: the development of media has not only changed how warfare is reported, but also how it’s fought. The working rule of the warriors is to spread strategic information and disinformation at every instant. And media workers are culpable too, for abusing the genre of breaking news reporting to magnetise audiences and advertisers, doing it at a great symbolic cost.
How Russians are destroying national diversity in Ukraine
Afina, Usein, Maria, Jasim – a Greek Roumean, a Crimean Tatar, a Swede and a Turkish-Meskhetian, all from Ukraine, all living on the edge – when the attack on nationals, labelled minorities, is life-threatening, calling out the names of those who are in danger recognizes their plight and diversity.