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Nine news sites topped rating of compliance with professional standards - IMI monitoring

21.09.2021, 16:18

The highest level of compliance in the third quarter of 2021 (over 96% of materials written without violations of professional standards) was seen on the following sites: Suspilne, Dzerkalo tyzhndya, Liga, Ukrayinska Pravda, "Babel", Hromadske , Bukvy, Espresso and NV.

These are the results of the quarterly monitoring of the Institute of Mass Information for compliance with professional standards in the leading Ukrainian online media. The monitoring took place in July-August 2021.

The vast majority of news on these resources are written without any violations of professional standards of journalism. On average, compliance with the standards on these sites was 98% in the third quarter of 2021. Compared to the previous quarter, the average compliance with the standards on the sites-leaders of the rating has not changed. Also, for the first time, the monitoring of IMI's professional standards included the Babel and Espresso websites, which demonstrated a high level of journalism. 

Monitoring analysis was conducted in July 2021 in 23 national Internet media:,,,,,,, ,, ,,,, , (M), (M), (M), zn. ua (M), (M), (M), (M), (M). The total sample was 1150 news items. 

The research methodology can be found here.

This study was made possible by the support of the American people through the USAID Media Program in Ukraine project, implemented by the international organization Internews Network. The content is under the sole responsibility of the Institute for Mass Information and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the US Government or the Internews Network.

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