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IMI helped over 3 thousand reporters with safety gear, provided around 4 thousand with equipment for blackouts, says Romaniuk

17.05.2023, 13:58
Photo: Oksana Romaniuk on Facebook
Photo: Oksana Romaniuk on Facebook

The Institute of Mass Information helped over 3,000 journalists with safety gear and provided about 4,000 with equipment for blackouts.

The Institute of Mass Information executive director, Oksana Romaniuk, said this at the press conference "Results of RSF's Work in Ukraine" on May 17.

"We are grateful to our partners for their support in this difficult struggle. I think that together we will achieve victory and that the independent Ukrainian journalism will evolve. The citizens trust it. So now we need to evolve better, to do investigations, to watch where we are going," the director of the IMI stressed.

Oksana Romaniuk reminded that IMI has opened 10 media hubs in different oblast of Ukraine and that the 11th hub will soon open in Sumy. In these media hubs, journalists can rent equipment and take part in various events. The hubs can also be a place to work in.

We would like to remind you that the purpose of the reporter hubs "Mediabaza" is to support the work of independent media professionals in times of hardship. In the coming year, the hubs will operate in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr oblasts. Journalists based in the listed oblasts, as well as those who will be there for work or even just passing through, will be able to use the network's services.

The hubs will be resource centers for journalists where they can rent protective gear, work and share data, and take interesting classes as well.

Organizing online and offline training, 101 classes, discussion platforms, facilitating communication between the media community, the authorities, the security services, and the military, providing safety gear and professional equipment – this list of tasks that the hubs will be performing in 10 oblasts of our country is far from exhaustive.

In the 100 days since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, IMI provided 1,111 journalists with safety equipment.

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