In this episode we discuss the tremendous toll that Russia's full-scale invasion has had on journalists and the news media in the country.
On 24 February 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, thousands of civilians and military personnel have been killed, cities have been turned to rubble and essential infrastructure has been destroyed. Millions of Ukrainians have been displaced and had their lives upended. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 15 journalists were killed in Ukraine in 2022, and the situation for news media remains incredibly challenging to say the least. In this episode of our podcast we discuss the profound impact on Ukrainian journalism including the extreme practical challenges of covering the war, the importance of upholding journalistic integrity despite challenging conditions, issues of press freedom, and support for Ukrainian journalism from within the country and the wider international community.
Our guest Olga Tokariuk is an independent journalist and non-resident fellow at CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis). Her professional interests include international relations and disinformation research. Olga's work has been featured in international media including Time, the Washington Post and NPR. She is currently a Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute.
Our host Mitali Mukherjee is the Director of Journalist Programmes at the Reuters Institute. She has more than two decades of experience in TV, print and digital journalism and has held senior editorial roles at The Wire, Mint and CNBC TV 18.
Read a full transcript on the Reuters Institute website: https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/news/our-podcast-one-year-after-putins-invasion-how-ukrainian-journalism-faring