The Internews annual media consumption survey shows more Ukrainians searching for news online and fewer getting their news from television. Trust in Ukrainian online media is also up, matching the trend in greater consumption. The survey also shows that Ukrainians are consuming Russian media far less than they did last year, and that trust in Russian media continues to decline.
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Internews highlights two film series commissioned to document how Ukrainians are coping in the face of Russian hostility.
Displaced tells in 12 parts the stories of internally displaced Ukrainians, each story personal and universal at the same time.
Return documents volunteers and war veterans who must overcome serious physical and mental injuries sustained during the conflict and the courage they display every step of the way to resuming their lives as productive citizens.
We join the international community in shock, anger and sadness at the loss of Pavel Sheremet in Kyiv on July 20th in a car bombing. Pavel represented the very best of journalism – dogged, unyielding and passionate. A full and independent investigation must be carried out to ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.
Journalists and activists run the risk of harassment and arrest because of insecure communications. But Jon Camfield, Internews Senior Technologist, explains why security tools don’t work if they aren’t easy to use. Developing with users in mind is at the core of Internews’ USABLE project.
For its in-depth story on the Panama Papers – Rolling in It – WNYC’s On the Media interviewed Nataliya Gumenyuk, a Ukrainian reporter and co-founder of Hromadske TV, an independent online source of news supported by Internews.
The Panama Papers revealed that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may have used an offshore firm to stash assets and avoid taxes. The fact that the story is being discussed everywhere in Ukraine, Gumenyuk noted that this shows that Ukraine has entered a new era.
Internews believes that democracy is strengthened when citizens have the tools to critically engage with and analyze media. In Ukraine, this means educating teens and young adults.
Hyperbole, disinformation, propaganda. Three words that have defined the media landscape in Ukraine for many years. However, Internews now has evidence that Ukrainian attitudes towards both domestic and Russian journalism are changing and that Generation Z, those born since the year 2000, could be powering that change.