Media invited for production sessions. Two regions, two journalists – one story

Print and online regional journalists are invited to participate in three day production sessions on conflict-sensitive and solution oriented reporting. Two sessions will take place on 14-16 March in Lviv and 22-24 March in Kharkiv.

This initiative is a part of the Regional Voices Project, implemented by a media consortium of the Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), MEMO 98, Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP) and The European Journalism Center, funded by the European Union.

During mentoring sessions applicants will work in teams with the hosting cities’ journalists to explore in depth challenges faced by IDPs in Lviv and Kharkiv regions. Journalists will identify their stories, investigate them, analyse, write up, and have ready for publishing with double-by-line.


Mark Webster, Thomson Foundation media trainer. Mark’s 30-year career in journalism, he worked for the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, ITN and Channel Five News. As a print and broadcast journalist he has covered conflicts in many places including: Uganda, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Kosovo, Chechnya and Northern Ireland. During that time he has lost a number of journalist friends and colleagues due to the fighting so can give some personal insight into the difficulties and dangers faced by reporters in war zones and the pressures they face to achieve balanced reporting.

Angelina Soldatenko, International Institute for Regional Media and Information (IRMI). Angelina is a journalist, media and public communication expert and a trainer. She has extensive background with Ukrainian media, covering social conflict apart from other things.

To apply for the session  send your CV and a brief motivation letter to IRMI email address by 8 March, Tuesday. If you participated in the Regional Voices production workshops before and want to work with one of the colleagues from another region, please submit a joint application for two.

The organizers will provide accommodation, meals and tickets reimbursement.

For more information about the workshops contact Regional Voices Project team at (044) 498-51-75 or by email

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Regional Voices: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s Regional Media is a year and a half EU funded initiative, implemented by the Media Consortium of five organizations: Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), MEMO 98, Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP) and The European Journalism Centre.


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