Fight for Facts

Lviv Media Forum, in collaboration with the German organization n-ost and the Institute of Mass Information, has implemented a long-term project to support regional media and counter disinformation called Fight for Facts.

The project aims to promote the growth of professional and independent information sources, enhance their capabilities, and provide them with tools to counter disinformation and propaganda.

The project will run from December 2023 to April 2027. Sixteen newsrooms have been selected to participate in the project, including Hrechka (Kropyvnytskyi), Pershyi Kryvorizkyi (Kryvyi Rih), Vilne Radio (Donetsk region), Cheline (Chernihiv), Varosh (Uzhhorod), Kharkiv Times (Kharkiv), Skhidnyi Variant (Donetsk and Luhansk regions), 18000 (Cherkasy), Odesa.Online (Odesa), Trybuna.Sumy (Sumy), INFORM.ZP.UA (Zaporizhzhia), Poltavska Hvylya (Poltava), Intent (Odesa), NikVesti (Mykolaiv), (Sloviansk), Gluzd (Kolomyia).

The program includes:  

  • trainings on fact-checking, investigations, countering disinformation and propaganda;
  • practical workshops in Lviv, covering topics such as media management and financial literacy;
  • offline schools where journalists from regional media work on materials with mentors — editors from national publications;
  • mini-grants for the creation and promotion of materials;
  • individual consultations;
  • webinars on journalistic standards and editorial policies, as well as other events of the participants’ choice;
  • English language courses for journalists.

On December 7-8, the first introductory meetings of the selected teams took place. Participants shared their experiences, discussed specific challenges, and addressed the needs in countering propaganda at the local level. You can watch the proceedings here.

“We finally dared to live and dream, visualize and plan for the long term. Together with fifteen awesome editorial teams from all over the country, we joined the Fight for Facts project, which will last for 3.5 years. This means that soon we will be doing more. And, hopefully, with better quality, because the best will be helping us,” shared training participant Vitalii Ulybin (Poltavska Hvylya).

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The Fight for Facts project is implemented with the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.