Internews has been working continuously in Ukraine since 1993. Through grant support and targeted technical assistance, Internews helps a wide array of local partners carry out projects that they design and implement themselves. These initiatives include educating citizens and journalists about the public service role of a responsible media sector, increasing the quality and quantity of investigative reporting by local journalists, helping traditional media increase their online offerings, providing legal support to journalists and media outlets, and reforming media legislation to approach European standards. Through trainings, consultations, and grants, Internews also helps its partners build their own organizational capacity in finance, administration, digital security, and other areas.

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    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    In this video, Internews President and CEO Jeanne Bourgault talks about the impact local trusted media can have on communities.

    "I’m a true believer in the power of news and information to really make a profound difference in this world, to advance social progress, to advance economic development, to promote more healthy societies," says Bourgault. "But what I love about our work is that it’s not just that. I also think it’s fun. I see joy. It brings joy to the communities in which we work."

  • Battling Corruption in Ukraine

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    When is the last time you tried to make sense of a 637-line municipal budget file?

    Until recently, that is exactly what the citizens of Lviv, in Western Ukraine, had available to them.