Mentoring Session in Kyiv: Applications Call for TV Reporters

The Thomson Foundation and the Institute for Regional Media and Information, are happy to invite regional TV and online journalists that already participated in TV production workshops within the EU-funded Regional Voices project to join a mentoring session that is to take place 5 to 7 December in Kyiv.   

The trainees will find out about editing peculiarities for TV and social media, also having to edit a video aimed for the latter ones. The purpose of the mentoring session is to foster cooperation between journalists from different regions: by means of exchanging the footage and creating together video clips by using Regional Voices hub. The Hub incorporates over 2 thousand videos, including interviews with IDPs, administrators, CSO representatives, volunteers and local residents of more than 10 regions and over 30 cities and villages. The archive is going to be replenished by new videos produced in the course of Regional Voices production workshops for TV journalists.

During a three-day course the trainees will be working in teams, shooting new stories and editing them together with videos produced on previous courses, drawing parallels between IDP situations in two regions (Kyiv and Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Poltava, Odessa, Vinnytsia and Lviv). The videos will be credited as co-authored.

To apply for the mentoring session, please, fill out online application form before Tuesday, November 22. 

The organizers cover accommodation, travel (bus, 2nd class rail travel) and meals.

For more information about the workshops contact Regional Voices project team at 050 323 14 30 (Oleksiy Soldatenko) or с


David Hands (Cyprus), experienced producer, cameraman, editor and soundman. He worked for ABC News (US) during the former Yugoslavia war, for BBC and Swiss TV in East and Central Africa, for Dutch and German TV in Jerusalem. In 2003, he moved back to Cyprus and became a partner at Crewhouse Media, a film and video production house specializing in documentaries, news production and short fiction films. He produced a number of bi-communal documentaries and PSA’s with the aim of bridging the gap between the two communities of Cyprus. Since 2007 David has been a regular consultant for the Thomson Foundation.

Lidiya Shevchenko (Ukraine), Economics editor for Interfax-Ukraine. Worked as UNIAN correspondent and a reporter at Tonis Centre Broadcasting Station (Kharkiv).


Regional Eye: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s RegionalMedia is an 18 month initiative directed at the development of regional media and decrease of potential areas of conflict through balanced news output in the regional media, thereby contributing to a decrease in communal tensions, specifically between internally displaced persons (IDPs) and their host communities.  The project is an EU funded initiative, implemented by a media Consortium of five organizations: Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), The European Journalism Center, MEMO 98 and Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP).


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