Real journalism: surprises of Lviv Media Forum 2017


Three-day V Lviv Media Forum prepares intensive programme and even changes format a little bit! It’s concentrated on participants gaining practical skills and analysing successful media cases. Apart from public interviews, battles and speeches on the main scene one can visit at least 9 thematic streams (on second and third days): Investigations, Business Journalism, Media Management, Digital Journalism, Reportage, Storytelling, Media and Reforms, Cultural Journalism, Regional Media etc.

V Lviv Media Forum awaits more than 90 speakers from 15 countries. One of the biggest media events of East Central Europe offers knowledge and experience exchange for everyone who feels media trends and plans to develop own media projects and career growth. Search(wait)ing for new algorithms. Media in the post-truth era is the title of V Lviv Media Forum.

Public talk is LMF-2017 new format. The head of Hromadske radio Andriy Kulykov will interview CEO of 1+1 Media Oleksandr Tkachenko. Russian journalist Konstantin von Eggert will have a talk with Austrian writer Susanne Scholl. Ukrainian media expert Otar Dovzhenko and Polish reportage writer Katarzyna Kwiatkowska-Moskalewicz will talk about the new book of the latter.

In separate thematic streams speakers will present their own work cases.

Case studies in Investigations will be presented by Paul Radu (OCCRP, Romania), Aric Toler (Bellingcat, USA), Piotr Pacewicz (, Poland), Serhii Andrushko (Schemes, Ukraine), Mykhailo Tkach (Schemes, Ukraine), Oleksa Shalaiskyi (Nashi Groshi, Ukraine).

Business Journalism will be covered by Sergiy Fursa (Dragon Capital, Ukraine), Hlib Vyshlinsky (Centre for Economic Strategy, Ukraine), Olena Shkarpova (VoxCheck, Ukraine), Dumitru Alaiba (blogger, Moldova), Oleksandr Kramarenko (Groshi magazine, Ukraine), Borys Davydenko (VoxUkraine, Ukraine), Tymofiy Mylovanov (Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine) and Nina Mishchenko (ex-Forbes, Ukraine).

Digital Journalism professionals who attend LMF-2017 are the following: Mark Egan (ex-BBC), Beata Biel (journalist, Poland), Catalina Albeanu (, UK), Evgeniy Safonov (Bird In Flight, Ukraine), Maksym Savanevsky (Watcher, Ukraine), Robb Montgomery (media expert, Germany), Andrii Bashtovyi  (The Village, Ukraine), Andriy Brodetskyi (ex-Apparat, Ukraine), Bektur Iskender (Kloop, Kyrgyzstan),  Jakub Górnicki (, Poland), Piotr Andrusieczko (Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland), Morten Holst (media consultant, Norway).

Outstanding speakers in Media Management stream are Yulia McGuffie (Radio Aristocrats, Ukraine), Andrea Manfredi (Blasting News, UK), Aleksandra Majda (TVN24, Poland), Denys Zelenov (24 Channel, Ukraine), Olga Rudenko (KyivPost, Ukraine), Oksana Pavlenko (The Devochki, Ukraine) and Taras Prokopyshyn (The Ukrainians, Ukraine).

List of Cultural Journalism speakers includes Sasha Proletarskyi (Radio Submarina, Ukraine), Tementiy Pronov (photographer, Ukraine), Yury Bereza (Karabas Live, Ukraine), Maksym Serdiuk (Muzmapa, Ukraine), Evgenia Nesterovich (, Ukraine), Igor Sidorenko (Stoned Jesus, Ukraine), Alisa Lozhkina (ART UKRAINE, Ukraine).

Reportage thematic stream  is presented by Pawel Reszka (Newsweek, Poland), Nolan Peterson (The Daily Sіgnal, USA), Timur Olevskyi (Current Time, Czech Republic – Russia).

Storytelling is covered by Olena Kostyuchenko (Novaya Gazeta, Russia), Katarzyna Kwiatkowska-Moskalewicz (writer, Poland), Dennis Chamberlin (photographer, Pulitzer Prize winner, USA), Bogdan Logvynenko (Ukraїner, Ukraine).

In Regional media stream speeches of the following journalists are planned: Nataliya Kurdiukova (NAKIPELO, Ukraine),  Olena Shyrokova (, Ukraine), Oleksandr Chyzh ( Dnipro, Ukraine), Iryna Fedoriv (, Ukraine).

During V Lviv Media Forum the number of side events will be held. There will be screening of Something Better to Come film shot by Polish director of documentary films Hanna Polak; separate panel devoted to the integration of occupied territories into Ukrainian media landscape; presentation of Mediadriver online tutorial (media literacy for school students); coverage of minority rights panel; data journalism workshop by TEXTY.ORG.UA.

The event lasts for 3 days, from 25th to 27th of May. Registration is available on the web-site.

V Lviv Media Forum is supported by National Endowment for Democracy NED, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

General partner is Dragon Capital investment company.

Exclusive media partner is 24 Channel.

Organizers: NGO Lviv Media Forum, School of Journalism UCU. With the assistance of the Lviv City Council.

Want to see the list of speakers? It’s here. The programme is constantly updated.