Wartime Journalism: Balancing Safety and Reporting in Ukraine

The full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine led not only to numerous destruction of infrastructure and human casualties but also significantly affected the safety of journalism in Ukraine. The Kremlin not only continuously attacks Ukrainian journalism in the information sphere but also tries to destroy the independence of Ukrainian media.

Russian troops specifically sought out journalists in the occupied territories to take them hostage and use them as leverage and propaganda tools. Due to hostilities, many Ukrainian media are forced to work in conditions that threaten the lives of journalists.

Russian propaganda tries to mirror its activities and accuses Ukrainian journalism before the international community of disinformation campaigns that it spreads.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army).