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Investigating the War in Ukraine One Year On

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You can watch the Russian version of this webinar here:

In the 12 months since Russia invaded Ukraine, journalists have faced enormous dangers carrying out their work — in both Ukraine and Russia. There is also a lack of information, a tsunami of disinformation, and widespread disruption to the region’s independent media. Yet investigative journalists continue to expose wrongdoing — from war crimes and sanctions busting, to corruption by government officials and oligarchs, to Russian “filtration” camps.

In this GIJN webinar, we bring together four senior investigative journalists who have investigated the war in Ukraine. They will offer tips, tools and advice on how to cover this particular conflict — but also what they have learned about integrating different investigative methods.

Alesya Marokhovskaya is a data-reporter and the editor of the data department of IStories, an independent Russian website specializing in large-scale investigations and research.

Natalia Onysko is co-editor of Ukrainian outlet Nashi Groshi Lviv, an independent, nonprofit center for investigative journalism.

Valentyna Samar is founder and editor-in-chief of the Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism.

Haley Willis is a visual investigations reporter with the New York Times video team, where she combines traditional reporting with advanced digital forensics.


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