Memorial Lecture DJU 2023

Now we know how much we have to defend

Covering the Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Nataliya Gumenyuk, Ukrainian journalist, founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab

Moderator: Ivan Krastev, CLS

17 November 2023 (Friday), 18:30

Grand Hotel Sofia, floor 2, Sofia Hall

1 Gurko Str., Sofia

In English with simultaneous translation to Bulgarian

Nataliya Gumenyuk is a well-known Ukrainian journalist, and author specializing in conflict reporting. She is the founder and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Lab which promotes constructive discussion around complex social. Since the Russian invasion, Gumenyuk pivoted to frontline media reporting, and launched "The Reckoning Project: Ukraine Testifies" which documents war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Russia. The Reckoning Projects documentaries and articles had been published by TIME, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and New Lines Magazine.

In 2023 under Gumenyuk's leadership within 'Connecting The Continents' initiative PIJL brings to Ukraine senior editors, public intellectuals and journalists from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Nataliya is the author of several documentaries and books, including “The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea” and “The Maidan Tahrir” - on the development after the Arab Spring, as well as co-author of the book “The Most Scariest Days of My Life. The dispatches of the Reckoning Project.

As a foreign news correspondent, she has reported from over 50 countries. Nataliya regularly writes for The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, and The Atlantic, Vanity Fair and provides commentaries for CNN, MSNBC, Sky News, etc.

Gumenyuk was the co-founder and for 5 years head of independent Hromadske TV and Hromadske International, and is currently a Board member. Gumenyuk is a Member of the Council for Freedom Of Speech Under the President of Ukraine, as well Independent Media Council. She is the recipient of the 2022 Media Freedom Award and Democracy Award.
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