Saturday, November 26, 2022

Media in Progress Ep. 1: Our fight for independent journalism in Ukraine

by Elina-Alem KentNovember 25, 2021 11:30 am
Ex-chief editor of the Kyiv Post Brian Bonner holds a general meeting at the newspaper’s office on Nov. 8, 2021. Bonner broke the news that the Kyiv Post’s owner real estate tycoon Adnan Kivan decided to fire entire staff and shut down the publication immediately. (Pavlo Podufalov)

When the entire staff of a prominent newspaper in Ukraine gets fired for defending their editorial independence, they do something bold: They launch a brand new media outlet on their own. Join them on this adventure by listening to our new podcast.

Episode #1 of our origin story podcast "Media in Progress" is out.

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Elina-Alem Kent
Elina-Alem Kent

Elina-Alem Kent is the producer of Media in Progress, a podcast documenting the origin story of the Kyiv Independent and following the journey the team takes as they make an independent English media company from scratch in Ukraine. She previously worked at the lifestyle desk at the Kyiv Post covering the booming techno and art scenes of Ukraine as well as produced the Kyiv Post podcast. She has an International Relations degree from Boston University.

One hell of a year
Last November, the Kyiv Independent was founded by 30 journalists who were fired for defending their editorial independence. One year later, we are the voice of Ukraine bringing you the unfiltered truth about Russia’s brutal war. Stand with the Kyiv Independent.