Political, industrial and financial groups are sponsoring the majority of Ukrainian media outlets which aren’t able to sustain themselves through subscription or advertising revenues. The owners can influence coverage and overturn editorial independence to use the outlets for their economical and political goals.This is a major democratic problem.
On June 14th 2019 popular TV-channel ZIK was bought by Taras Kozak, member of the Pro-Russian Opposition Platform Za Zhyttia (For Life). In the aftermath 400 Ukrainian journalists working at ZIK quit their jobs.
A Multimedia Feature
by Gvantsa Nadibaidze, Katrine Korfix, Serhii Hrekov, Karolina Pelc & Laura Anninger
Mentor: Andriy Pryymachenko