Project: Building Democratic Resilience in Ukraine Through Strenghtening Local and Regional Media

01.07.2020 - 31.12.2021


NB! Project is on-going

Description: The purpose of this project is to build greater democratic resilience in Ukraine through strenghtening local and regional media which play an important role in shaping local opinions and attitudes. The project will focus on three aspects:

  1. developing the professional capacity, critical thinking skills and know-how of journalists to recognise and inform the public of manipulative tactics and disinformation used as part of hybrid war to polarise society;
  2. improving understanding on the local level about the importance and purpose of reforms necessary to consolidate democracy in Ukraine;
  3. improving media literacy of ordinary citizens in the regions to increase their resilience to manipulation.

Target Group: Local journalists from five regions in Central and Western Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Kirovohrad, Zhytomyr and Cherkasy.

Budget: 200 000 USD

Funding: US Emerging Donors Challenge Program (EDCP), Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the funds of development cooperation and humanitarian aid.