Call for Investigative projects and investigations1206/14In 2013, a joint venture of Niras/BBC launched a four-year media development programme www.mymedia.org.ua, funded by the Danish Foreign Ministry. The programme works in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. MYMEDIA has investigative journalism as a top priority, implemented through Project Objective. In view of the... [more]
The Winners of the Public service broadcasting contest have been rewarded2105/14The laureates of the public service broadcasting contest were announced during the bar-camp “Digital Journalism, Information Security, and Elections Reflection” carried out on May 17-18 in Bucha and organized by the Telekritika non-governmental organization. The first place was taken by the journalist and screenwriter Vladimir... [more]
Telekritika shot a movie about public service broadcasting3004/14The purpose of the video is to simply and explain what is public service broadcasting like and how it differs from public and commercial media. In September 2013 Telekritika ordered sociological survey which revealed that 76% of the population of Ukraine know absolutely nothing about the idea of creation of public service broadcasting. The... [more]
Belarus in Focus 2013: Winners of international journalism competition awarded1004/14An award ceremony was held last week in Warsaw for the winners of Belarus in Focus 2013 - the third edition of a competition for journalists writing about Belarus for international media. The ceremony brought to a close a two-day workshop for 14 journalists, many of whom who had taken part in the competition. ‘Such gatherings’, said... [more]
Ukraine's TV Network BTB to Be Turned Into a Public Station1004/14It was previously owned by an ally of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The Ukrainian TV network BTB, owned by tycoon and former deputy prime minister Sergei Arbuzov, an ally of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, is to be nationalized and turned into a public station.Ukraine's National Bank, which currently manages BTB, a station focused on... [more]
Belarus in focus: comments from Chair of Judges' Panel0304/14This year’s competition brought a very broad variety of entries. In general, journalists both within and outside Belarus seem to be slowly recognizing that there are many facets to the country beyond the realm of politics. Thus we had articles on unemployment and homelessness, underground music, collective farms, and Belarusians living in... [more]
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