“For me it is important to have solid institutions that help me verify the news, put in in the context and analyze it”
Jakub Múčka, Director at Online encyklopedie migrace, contributor to HlidaciPes.org and Aktualne.cz, Prague
I read current news from various source. I often use Novoye Vremia and Hromadske.tv. For me personally, it is important to have solid institutions that help me verify the news further on, put in in the context and analyze it. For me, these include 1) independent media that work as NGOs (Hromadske.tv) or as public media (I support UA:Pershiy although I fear that politicians might block its work by limiting its budget); 2) international media working in Ukraine, such as BBC Ukraine or RFE/RL; 3) academic field with experts, including from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic
University, and 4) Ukrainian NGOs and international organizations that do the monitoring (UN, OSCE, HRW, Amnesty International, Reanimation Package of Reforms, and so on).
Czech media offer enough information about the war, the Russian propaganda or the situation in the occupied Crimea. What we lack is analysis of reforms and domestic politics in Ukraine, social processes in the country. These issues are not transparent and difficult to understand for us. Also, we really lack closer and more intense cooperation with Ukrainian journalists.