EJO’s statement on Ukraine

February 28, 2022 • Comment, Recent • by

In the face of Russia’s brutal invasion, many reading this statement will want to do something to support the people of Ukraine.

Our respected EJO colleagues in Kyiv have been in contact with our network; they have told us of the Ukrainian people’s firm determination to defend their country and their freedom.

Our colleagues say every sign of solidarity strengthens the people in Ukraine, and are asking for aid that is needed urgently:

“We thank you for your support, for standing with the Ukrainian people. We appreciate a helping hand in whatever form you can. Here’s a link to the crowdsourced document listing reliable charity initiatives that help Ukrainians – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CdrWLAkEaOMV7fBbIWzHsgHmFz8s1GM6e_7a57oc3ug/edit?fbclid=IwAR23AaZ48dUCKr8ErBTUOPxDSbghWDW_jjgNjB9uTTPl29qu-eMFUhHiAho. Any donation is cordially welcomed and appreciated.”

The EJO has frequently taken an empirical look at the coverage of the Ukraine conflict. A study published in 2018 compares the coverage of the conflict in 13 Western and Eastern European countries; and the Mohyla University in Kyiv, where some of our EJO colleagues are based, is home to the ‘STOP FAKE’ initiative to tackle Russian fake news, which is currently also reporting in English.

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