1,500 kilometers on the battlefields, a hundred recorded conversations, half a thousand photographs, tens of hours of video recordings and live broadcasts on foreign channels are the results of the international project “Reporting Tours to Ukraine”.
“You can see a lot of photos and videos about the war, but the job of journalists is always to check all the facts on the spot and to describe eyewitnesses,” says Valery Ivanov, President of AUP. – Foreign journalists drove through the ruined Kiev region, Chernigiv region, Kharkiv region and visited the front line in the Zaporizhia region. We talked to government officials, soldiers, volunteers, and residents of the occupied territories. These are dozens of stories, each of which is important.
Publications about Ukraine in the project “Presturies for Foreign Journalists to Ukraine” regularly appear in foreign media (close to two hundred publications as of May, including photos in the influential U.S. publications The New York Times and The Washington Post).
The goal of the project is to increase the number and quality of journalistic coverage of the war and events in Ukraine by foreign media, not including reports from unverified sources.
Photographs by Andriy KOVALENKA and Valery IVANOV.
The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) is grateful for the provision of bullet-proof vests and protective helmets to the AUP, and the Independent Media Workers’ Union of Ukraine (IMWU) for tactical first-aid kits.