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Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine caused a shortage of professionals on the media market, says Vilne Radio editor-in-chief

29.05.2023, 16:07
Photo: Vilne Radio
Photo: Vilne Radio

After Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine there has been no shortage of journalists on the media market, but professionals are scarce.

The editor-in-chief of "Vilne Radio" (relocated from Bakhmut), Anna Serdyuk, spoke about this in her interview with IMI.

"I cannot say that there is a shortage of personnel on the market. When we were looking for a journalist to hire, we had plenty to choose from. A lot of people submitted their resumes, a lot of people took the test, but not many of them had the necessary qualifications," Anna explained.

According to her, this became a challenge for the editorial team, because they needed people with expertise in the region.

"If earlier my motto was more about me being ready to teach a person anything as long as they are really driven and want to learn, now I don't really have enough energy to be mentoring anyone. And we will pick someone who could come and start working right away. This has become difficult," explained the editor-in-chief.

At the same time, she noted that their editorial team is satisfied with the new employees who joined the team during Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

As Maksym Opanasenko, the editor of the anti-corruption investigation project BIHUS.Info's, said in his interview with IMI, after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the amount of journalists who are willing to do investigations has significantly decreased.

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