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Webinar (Ukrainian and English languages): The safety of investigative journalists and journalists’ work in dangerous and war zones

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine and the Justice for Journalists Foundation (London, UK) invite journalists, bloggers, freelancers and media professionals to participate in the international webinar on the safety of investigative journalists and journalists’ work in dangerous zones. The webinar will be held online on Monday, November 15 (15:00, Kyiv time).

Webinar moderator: Sergiy Tomilenko, President of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

Speakers:

  • Maria Ordzhonikidze – Director of the Justice for Journalists Foundation (London,UK)
  • Sonya Winterberg – investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker from Europe

Justice for Journalists Foundation actively fights impunity for crimes against media workers and supports in-depth journalistic investigations into murders of media workers all over the world. In Ukraine, JFJ supported special projects on the murders of journalists Pavel Sheremet and Vadym Komarov.

During the seminar, the security issues of investigative journalists will be considered. Professional European journalist Sonya Winterberg will tell her Ukrainian colleagues about the realities of working in dangerous and war zones. Ms Winterberg’s work also includes an investigation about international child trafficking (the documentary was shot in 2018 in Ukraine). She will talk about her practical experience working on the documentary story of the murder of German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan.

Language: Ukrainian (simultaneous translation from English will be provided).

Video recording of the webinar is available here.

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine is a partner of the Justice for Journalists Foundation (London) in the Media Risk Map project to monitor attacks on media workers.

In 2021, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine is implementing the campaign “Countering Impunity Against Journalists in Ukraine” with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Simultaneous translation of the foreign speaker became possible with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Representation in Ukraine. There will be photo and video shooting during the event. By registering for the event, participants agree that the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will use the received photo and video materials during and after the event in digital and printed format to prepare press materials and work with the public without time restrictions.