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The Journalists Association “Novomedia” 

"The transformation of media returns the transformation of nation"


The Novomedia Association is the all-Ukrainian non-governmental journalistic organization. It was founded in 2004 on the initiative of journalist Ruslan Kukharchuk. The Association unites Christian journalists and other creative stuff of different media in two common ways: spiritual unity and professional interests.

For today, Novomedia  Association  includes about 200 members from secular and Christian media and has representatives in the majority of regions of Ukraine. There are also members of the community in Russian Federation, USA and Canada.

Reporter of TVi Julia Bankova participated in pro-club Novomedia


According to the data of international organization "Reporters Without Borders", Ukraine ranked 131st out of 178 countries in the 2010 World ranking of press freedom.   However, the authorities say that the introductions of censorship in Ukraine are no more than unfounded phobias of journalists.

TVi  television journalist, Yuliya Bankova, one of the participants of civic movement "Stop Censorship", on April 18th at a professional club Novomedia talked about the situation with pressure on journalists in Ukraine. Guest mentioned some of these egregious cases whereby journalists had to seek other employment.

"This state of affairs led to the fact that in May 2010 a dozen of journalists hungry for freedom of speech launched a movement "Stop Censorship" - continued Julia. - We conducted several rallies, to draw public attention on the increasing cases of censorship policy in newspapers, magazine publications and on television." Journalist presented photographs, in which members of the movement where declaring their position on the main streets of the city.

The participants also reviewed the pro-club photos from the photo project "Under press" - this exhibition is being displayed in different cities of Ukraine.
Lastly, Julia Bankova told members of Novomedia Association about the average journalist routines of Polish colleagues, since she recently returned from a trip to the neighboring state. And since the authorities in Poland practically don't pressure the press, the owners then can afford to promote their own preferences on pages of informational resources.
Thus, journalists everywhere are faced with challenges of different scales.

To recall, Professional Clubs of Novomedia are held monthly. In the previous meeting, guest-speakers were Anatoly Sharii ("Obozrevatel' ") and Aleksey Kutepov (1 +1).They presented on the topic "Journalistic investigation."