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Suspilne, Dzerkalo Tyzhdnya, Ukrayinska Pravda, Bukvy, Ukrinform and Liga rose to the fore in terms of compliance with journalistic standards

01.07.2021, 15:25

The highest level of compliance with journalism standards in the second quarter of 2021 (over 96% of texts written with no violation of professional standards) have been seen on six news sites : Suspilne (alias UA:PBC), "Dzerkalo tyzhdnya", "Ukrayinska Pravda”, "Bukvy", Ukrinform and "Liga". These are the results of the quarterly monitoring of IMI for compliance with professional standards in the prominent Ukrainian online media.

The vast majority of news on these six resources were written with no violation of professional journalism standards. On average, compliance with the standards on these sites was of 98% in the second quarter of 2021. This is 1.6% higher than in the first quarter. Almost all online editions that are leaders in IMI monitoring have improved their performance.

At the same time, the worst indicators of compliance with professional standards are consistently demonstrated by the Politeka website, where only 20% of news items did not contain gross violations of basic standards of professional journalism (and most of them were reposts from other media).

Monitoring was conducted in May 2021 in 18 national Internet media: obozrevatel.com, korrespondent.net segodnya.ua, 24tv.ua, tsn.ua, strana.ua, pravda.com.ua, politeka.net, rbc.ua , gordonua.com, nv.ua (М), liga.net (М), ukrinform.ua (М), zn.ua (М), censor.net.ua (М), interfax.com.ua (М) ,  suspilne.media  (M),  bukvy.com  (M). The total sample was 900 materials. 

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 of Mass Information and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the US Government or the Internews Network.

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