The 7th International Journalism Festival
The pandemic, by depriving people of personal contact for a long time, has significantly accelerated the technologization of media. No more off-the-record and personal conversations with sources - the information is received in front of the computer. Dozens of phone applications are involved in every step of creating an investigation, which used to be kept secret even from colleagues.
In a short period of time, the COVID pandemic proved that it is impossible to hide away from technology. Technology now controls the professional life of journalists. The only possible response is to master technologies: learn to code, learn how to manage YouTube and social media algorithms. But could technology eliminate investigative journalism as we know it?

At this year's Mezhyhirya Fest: Dictatorship of Tech we will talk about how we can use technology to make investigative work better, how AI has become part of our work, what technologies are already being used by the leading media, and what is coming. And of course, how this all transforms investigative journalism and its impact.
Key components:
Annual award ceremony
Annual award ceremony to celebrate the best Ukrainian investigative journalist
Workshops from top specialists to share best practices
Presentation of the best
Presentation of the best investigative work from the past year
Pitch competition
Pitch competition to present innovative media and civic tech projects
Panel discussions
Panel discussions and presentations on key editorial, business, and technological challenges
Concert to celebrate journalism together
journalists, activists, change-makers, media managers, marketers and the public at large
Leading speakers from Ukraine and all over the world

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Max Holden
Eva Stark
Julia Bush
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DAY 1 | 5 june

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Max Holden
Founder & Art Director
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Lucy Good
Design Director
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Eva Stark
Customers Support
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Max Holden
Founder & Art Director
Eva Stark
Customers Support
Julia Bush
Design Director
Carlos Lott
Marketing Director
Max Holden
Founder & Art Director
Eva Stark
Customers Support
Julia Bush
Design Director
Carlos Lott
Marketing Director
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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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