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Korespondent website and magazine lose journalists

25.11.2013, 13:22

In the recent days, the editor-in-chief of the Korespondent magazine, Vitaliy Sych, its journalists Krystyna Berdynskykh and Anastasiya Bereza, as well as the editor-in-chief of the website Yulia McGuffie resigned from their positions.

Vitaliy Sych decided to resign from the editorial office based on mutual consent of the parties. This is the information from the public relations department of the group UMH, Editorial Portal informs.

Andriy Ovcharenko, who until recently was the editor-in-chief of Argumenty i Fakty v Ukrayini, was appointed the acting editor-in-chief of Korespondent magazine starting from November 18.

 Andriy Ovcharenko says that he is facing great challenges related to consolidation of the editorial office and the site.

The executive director of the Institute of Mass Information Oksana Romaniuk believes that layoff of the journalists in the holding’s media outlets can be connected to the changes in the editorial policy that the company group ВЕТЕК is implementing.

The journalist of the Korespondent magazine Krystyna Berdynskykh is resigning from the magazine, as she informed on her Facebook page.

She mentioned that she had been working in her favorite editorial office for 6 years.

Berdynskykh reminded that in her post she wrote after UMH was sold to the company group ВЕТЕК she promised to resign if the editor-in-chief were laid off, or if the new owners would intervene into the editorial policy.

The journalist of the magazine “Korespondent” Anastasiya Bereza wrote her resignation application, as she informed on her Facеbook page.


The editor-in-chief of the website Yulia McGuffie left the media outlet after working there for 13 years.

The UMH group informs that the Korespondent’s two editorial offices are in the final stage of merging. The new collective will be working on the new technological platform.  


For the context, on November 5 the owner of company group SEPEK (BETEK) Serhiy Kurchenko and the founder, president of UMH group Borys Lozhkin, declared that closure of the purchase agreement by Kurchenko’s companies of 99.9% of shares of UMH group will be finalized ahead of schedule. 

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