Olga Rudenko, one of the Kyiv Independent’s co-founders, was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine’s May 2022 edition as one of its Next Generation Leaders. She is also a recipient of the December 2022 Women of Europe award for its “Woman in Action” category.
Deputy Chief Editor
With nearly a decade of journalism experience, Toma Istomina was a staff writer at the Kyiv Post before becoming the paper’s lifestyle and features editor. She is one of the Kyiv Independent’s co-founders.
Lili Bivings has worked with the Peace Corps in Ukraine, the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, the Kyiv Post, and Human Rights Watch. She has a graduate degree from Columbia University.
Deputy Chief Editor
Oleksiy Sorokin, a co-founder of the Kyiv Independent, was on Forbes’ “30 Under 30" list in 2022. He was a political journalist at the Kyiv Post until 2021.
Chief Executive Officer
Daryna Shevchenko has a decade of experience in media management, training, and consulting. She is also a partner at Jnomics Media consultancy.
Chief Operating Officer
Zakhar Protsiuk is a co-founder and managing editor at The Fix Media, which focuses on the European publishing sector. He is an associate partner at Jnomics Media.
Francis Farrell is a winner of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award’s “Young Reporter” category for war correspondents. He has reported from Ukraine’s front-line regions since the start of Russia’s full-scale war.
Alexander Khrebet is a winner of the 2023 European Press Prize, the 2023 #AllForJan Award, and a finalist for Ukraine’s 2022 National Investigative Journalism Award. He was formerly the senior editor at ZN.UA.
Social Strategy Consultant
Alexandra Keeler has over a decade of social media management experience in Canada. She’s the former manager of Corus Entertainment’s lifestyle social media team.
Head of Investigations
Anna Myroniuk is a winner of the 2023 European Press Prize and the 2023 #AllForJan Award, as well as an honoree of the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Media and Marketing List.
War Crimes Unit Reporter
Danylo Mokryk’s investigation into the deliberate murders of Ukrainian children by Russian soldiers during Russia’s war in Ukraine was shortlisted for the Mezhyhirya Fest Investigative Journalism Award.
Daria Shulzhenko has extensive experience in culture reporting, having formerly been a lifestyle reporter at the Kyiv Post.
Teah Pelechaty is the opinion editor at the Kyiv Independent. She was previously a policy analyst in national security at the Government of Canada and a research associate with the European Values Center for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council.
Igor Kossov is a reporter at the Kyiv Independent. With 15 years of journalism experience, Igor has covered a vast array of subjects ranging from corruption in Ukraine, to covering the front line amid Russia’s war, and the Ukrainian military.
Asami Terajima is a front-line reporter at the Kyiv Independent. She is the winner of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s 2023 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism (Local Reporter category) and the 2023 George Weidenfeld Prize, awarded as part of Germany’s Axel Springer Prize.
Masha Lavrova is a TikTok producer at the Kyiv Independent. She honed her digital marketing and PR skills while working in Australia and freelancing for various global companies. Masha also studied directing and producing for film and TV.
Founder and CEO at MiMojo Co.
Mick is a producer, director, and media tech entrepreneur who got his start in the New York independent film scene and has made his mark in the worlds of broadcast and global news. He is also a mobile journalism expert who founded MiMojo Co. Since 2022, he has been active in supplying and training journalists and NGOs in Ukraine.