Collecting sparkles of real life and splicing them together: documentaries about displaced persons filmed in Ukraine

Hromadske TV and the Thomson Foundation have produced two documentaries about the lives of forcibly-displaced people from Donbas and Crimea. The documentaries were made within the framework of the “Regional Voices” project funded by the EU. Read more


Politico joins Ukrainian media network to be in touch with local journalists

Why is it important for the media to keep reporting about displaced persons? How can journalists build a rapport with interviewees and also ensure their safety and the safety of their relatives still living in occupied territories? Read more

Elderly volunteers monitor authorities and sew underwear for soldiers

Ukraine has expanded its volunteer movement in recent years from focusing mainly on aid to vulnerable groups, to support to Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the Ukrainian army. Volunteers are usually active young people aspiring to create positive changes. This stereotype vanishes with a visit to one of the centres run by the Ukrainian charity organisation, “Turbota pro Litnih v Ukraini” (TLU, Care for Elderly in Ukraine). Its youngest volunteer just turned 60! Read more