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June 10-11th, 2017, Novi Petrivtsi village, Kyiv Oblast | Ukraine
Mezhyhirya Festival
Investigative journalism | Challenges of Post-Truth World

Stream


English version

Journalism, technology & activism

at the ex-president Yanukovych residence Mezhyhirya


2
Days

In the residency of ex-president Yanukovych

200+
Participants

International & local experts

++10
Events

Talks, discussions, workshops & parties

Schedule



Some speakers



Natalia Antelava
Natalia Antelava

Co-founder of Coda Story, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award winning journalist. She worked as BBC correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and India. Antelava conducted numerous under-cover investigations on human rights violations in Central Asia, Iraq and the United States. Natalia has also written for the Guardian, Forbes magazine, Washington Post and the New Yorker among others. She also covered recent events in Ukraine’s East for BBC.

Kateryna Sergatskova
Scott Higham

Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of The Washington Post's investigations unit. He has conducted numerous investigations, including an examination of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison, and waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracting. The Abu Ghraib investigation was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and the series on contracting won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for large newspapers.

Paul Radu
Paul Radu

Paul Radu is OCCRP Executive director. He is a Knight International Fellow who trained journalists in the Balkans and Eastern Europe to use databases to assist in their investigative reporting. Radu is also a project coordinator and co-founder of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. He has worked for BBC News Night, ABC News 20/20, NBC, CBS, and other news organizations.

Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
Emma Lacey-Bordeaux

Emma Lacey-Bordeaux is a writer and a journalist working for CNN based in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds the title of Row Editor and works with correspondents around the world to ensure rock solid reporting across all of the CNN’s platforms and brands. She’s been with the company for seven years starting out as a researcher working her way up. She's reported and produced award winning multimedia stories concerning America's justice system and covered presidential elections in 2017.

Peter Pomerantsev
Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev a Soviet-born British journalist, author and TV producer. In 1978 Pomerantsev moved with his parents to West Germany, and thereafter to London and Munich. Starting in 2011 Pomerantsev has been writing about Russia to London Review of Books, Atlantic, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Le Monde Diplomatique, Financial Times, New Yorker. He coined the term "post-modern dictatorship" to describe Vladimir Putin's regime. In 2014 Perseus Books published Pomerantsev's Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia under its PublicAffairs imprint.

Dmytro Gnap
Dmytro Gnap

Dmytro Gnap is a Ukrainian journalist and anchor. He worked as a reporter, editor and news anchor at various Ukrainian TV channels including STB, First National, TVi. For the last several years he’s been leading Slidstvo.info, a team of investigative journalists investigating crime and corruption in modern Ukraine. In 2014, he was among journalists who collaborated to preserve documents found at the Mezhyhirya Residence after President Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine. In 2015 Gnap won the National Award for Investigative Journalism at Mezhyhirya Festival.

Miranda Patrucic
Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. She is the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award and the European Press Prize.

Nick Shchetko
Nick Shchetko

Nick Shchetko is senior social media producer at Current Time television channel. He creates and oversees production of compelling videos, interactives infographics and stories. As a journalist and an editor Shchetko worked with The Wall Street Journal (from Kyiv and San Francisco), Minyanville (New York) and TUT.BY, the largest Belarusian online media outlet. His primary areas of interest are social media video, technology, business journalism, visualizations and data journalism.

Denys Bigus
Denys Bigus

Denys Bigus is a Ukrainian investigative journalist, works for “Nashi Groshi” anticorruption project at Bihus.info. Bigus previously worked for Znak Oklyku (Exclamation Mark), investigative project at TVi channel. During EuroMaidan Revolution he participated at Kantselyarska Sotnya (Clerical Hundred), a union of protesters that aimed to collect the documents abandoned after former President Viktor Yanukovych and his allies fled the country. Bigus was also among journalists who found the documents left in Yanukovych’s main estate Mezhyhirya on Feb. 22 and later co-founded YanukovychLeaks investigative project.

Natalia Sedletska
Natalia Sedletska

Natalia Sedletska is a ukrainian journalist and TV anchor, known for investigating corruption of Ukrainian politicians and officials. She used to work for Znak Oklyku (Exclamation Mark), investigative project at TVi channel, author and host of the “Tender News” program. In 2014 Sedletska joined Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe and became the anchor and the leader of the Skhemy: Corruption in Details investigative program.

Mykhailo Tkach
Mykhailo Tkach

Mykhailo Tkach works as an investigative journalist at Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe and is one of the lead journalists of Skhemy: Corruption in Details investigative team. The winner of the investigative journalism contest among young journalists in 2012. He is best known for the investigations mapping out the connections of Ukrainian officials, politicians and oligarchs. Tkach used to work for “Hroshi”, investigative project at 1+1 channel.

Joachim Dyfvermark
Joachim Dyfvermark

Joachim Dyfvermark is an investigative reporter/producer working for the current affairs program «Uppdrag granskning» at Sveriges Television, Swedish public service television company.

Anastasia Stanko
Anastasia Stanko

Anastasia Stanko is a Ukrainian journalist and TV host. Stanko Works at Hromadske. After graduating the Lviv University, Stanko worked as journalist for the First National and TVi channels. She also an active member of the Stop Censorship movement.

Sevgil Musayeva-Borovyk
Sevgil Musayeva-Borovyk

Sevgil Musayeva-Borovyk is a Ukrainian journalist from Crimea, Ukraine, chief-editor of Ukraine’s most popular online portal Ukrainska Pravda. She worked as a correspondent for Forbes Ukraine until it was bought out by Serhiy Kurchenko, Yanukovych’s ally. In February 2014, she launched Hubs, an independent business news web portal becoming its chief-editor. After annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, she also co-founded Krym_SOS internet project.

Liubov Bagatska
Liubov Bagatska

Liubov Bagatska is SMM/web-editor of investigative journalism program Skhemy: Corruption in details at Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe. For many years Liubov has been culture-related ssues. She joined Radio Liberty team in 2014.

Vlad Lavrov
Vlad Lavrov

Vlad Laavrov is a staff reporter for Kyiv Post and regional editor for OCCRP in Central Asia. He reported from the frontline of the Kyiv barricades, and was a leader in the famous YanukovychLeaks campaign to make thousands of the former Ukraine President’s rescued documents available online. He worked on OCCRP's Panama Papers, Offshore Crime Inc. and Proxy Platform projects; He is also a winner and nominee of numerous international journalism awards.

Anna Babinets
Anna Babinets

Co-founder and journalist of "Slidstvo.Info", OCCRP editor in Ukraine. She has been working as journalist-investigator since 2009: first for the agency "Svidomo", then for the TV-program "Znak Oklyku" (TVi). In 2012 Anna with Dmytro Gnap founded their own project "Slidstvo.Info." Anna is a member of the YanukovychLeaks project. She worked with documents at the international initiative Panama Papers. Editor of the international network OCCRP in Ukraine.

Roman Anin
Roman Anin

Roman Anin is an investigative reporter for the Moscow-based weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Anin’s investigations have focused on government and military corruption. He has written about corruption among politicians and businessmen involved in construction contracts for the Sochi Olympic Games. Anin also worked with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on tobacco lobbying and corporate corruption stories.

Serhii Guz
Serhii Guz

Sergey Guz is a chief editor of "Gorod 5692" website in Kam'yanske, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. He is former head of the Independent Media Union of Ukraine. He used to work as chief editor of "Nash Reporter" magazine.

Ondřej Kundra
Ondřej Kundra

Ondřej Kundra, a Czech investigative journalist. He currently works as an observer in the Prague weekly "Respect". In 2010 he became a prize winner a of Novinářská křepelka and nominee of the Chech literary prize Magnesia Litera. Author of "Putin’s Agents" - a book investigating the network of Russian spies in former Soviet Republics.

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Organizers



The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a not-for-profit, joint program of a number of regional non-profit investigative centers and for profit independent media stretching from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.

A group of Ukrainian journalists and activists behind investigation and publishing of the enormous wealth of information founded in Yanukovych villa.

is a non-profit organization founded by Kyiv Post journalists to improve Ukraine’s journalism profession through three main activities: investigative/enterprise journalism, journalism exchanges and specialized training.

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  • OCCRP — the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
  • Кingdom of Тetherlands

Location

  • Mezhyhirya compound, kyiv countryside
  • Ex President Yanukovych residence Mezhyhirya, was the former private residence of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, nearby kyiv which he occupied since 2002. On February 22nd 2014, after the end of the Yanukovych government and his abrupt leave, the Mezhyhirya compound, his residence in the Ky iev countryside, was opened to protesters, activists and journalists. On February 23, 2014 the Ukrainian parliament adopted a resolution on transfer of Mezhyhirya into a state ownership.

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