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Debunking Fake News in Eastern Ukraine

The Russian military attack on Ukraine has increased the wave of fake news in the country. In this project, experienced journalists and media literacy trainers offer help to find reliable information and debunk fake news.

This project follows up on previous our previous work on media and information literacy  in Ukraine. The Interlink Academy has empowered media literacy trainers in Eastern Ukraine. The colleagues in the oblasts of Chernivtsi, Chmelnitzki, Dnipro, Lutsk,  Sumy,  and Zaporizhzhya will continue sharing information on the opportunities and threats regarding social media with their communities.

In addition, they publish in-depth news and on the current development in Ukraine. They focus on the regions they live in. You find the news blog here:

The project has been led by chief trainer Erik Albrecht and and Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, and it is completely conducted in Russian/Ukrainian.

Erik Albrecht
Interlink’s Trainer Erik Albrecht speaks fluently Russian and Ukrainian.

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