Mariupol Drama Theatre actors at the end of their first show since the bombing of the building on March 16.
Mariupol Drama Theatre actors at the end of their first show since the bombing of the building on March 16. © Sergey Hudak

Ukraine: Mariupol Theatre is Reborn

27 July 2022

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Cry of the Nation ends with Stus' call to fight for Ukraine and the audience breaks into a standing ovation.
Cry of the Nation ends with Stus' call to fight for Ukraine and the audience breaks into a standing ovation. © Sergey Hudak
PHOTO ESSAY

Mariupol Theatre’s Actors Interpret the Cry of a Nation

Although the iconic cultural centre lies in ruins, those who kept it alive for decades are trying to revive its legacy.

Interview with Lyudmila Kolosovych, Mariupol Drama Theatre Director

By Sergey Hudak, July 14 2022, Uzhhorod, western Ukraine

Yevhen Nazarenko, 33, is a military reporter for the Ukrainian Witness YouTube project of the Come Back Alive Foundation, one of the country’s largest charitable funds. He has worked for Ukraine’s largest outlets, including 1+1, ICTV, Channel 24.
Yevhen Nazarenko, 33, is a military reporter for the Ukrainian Witness YouTube project of the Come Back Alive Foundation, one of the country’s largest charitable funds. He has worked for Ukraine’s largest outlets, including 1+1, ICTV, Channel 24.

Ukraine: A Day in the Life

“As soon as we leave, a Russian shell lands exactly where we had been. If we’d left 30 seconds later, I would not be here to write this.”
Russian Army T-14 Armata tanks drive towards Red Square to participate in the annual Victory Day Parade in Moscow, Russia.
Russian Army T-14 Armata tanks drive towards Red Square to participate in the annual Victory Day Parade in Moscow, Russia. © Sean Gallup/Getty Images
COMMENT

Will Sanctions Alone Undermine Russia’s Defence Industry?

Current policy is clearly failing to disrupt Moscow’s predatory plans.
Ukraine has one of the world’s most progressive laws on access to public information and in 2021 it ranked higher than most European countries. The full-scale Russian invasion has erased years of progress: experts note that sine February 24, Ukrainians have lost access to about 90 per cent of current data.
Ukraine has one of the world’s most progressive laws on access to public information and in 2021 it ranked higher than most European countries. The full-scale Russian invasion has erased years of progress: experts note that sine February 24, Ukrainians have lost access to about 90 per cent of current data. © Andrii Ianitskyi

Ukraine's Transparency Dilemma

Until February 24, Ukraine was a European leader in open data. Russia’s invasion has made maintaining transparent processes more difficult.
Pham Doan Trang.
Pham Doan Trang. © Paul Mooney
PRESS RELEASE

Vietnam: Former IWPR Mentor Receives International Press Freedom Award

Imprisoned writer honoured for her tireless work seeking to hold authorities to account.
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT

Moldovan Journalists Explain High Cost of Disinformation

Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
IWPR's partner, Association of Independent Press, has trained citizens in more isolated, rural areas of Moldova – who often remain particularly vulnerable to manipulation - in how to identify and counter disinformation.
IWPR's partner, Association of Independent Press, has trained citizens in more isolated, rural areas of Moldova – who often remain particularly vulnerable to manipulation - in how to identify and counter disinformation. © Association of Independent Press (API)
A scene from Pictures from the Balkans.
A scene from Pictures from the Balkans.
BBC DOCUMENTARY

Pictures from the Balkans

IWPR's Asia & Eurasia Director Alan Davis joins his old friend and colleague photojournalist David Pratt as they return to Vukovar, Croatia for this BBC documentary, Pictures from the Balkans, 30 years after they walked into the besieged town as freelancers, to report the start of the Yugoslav wars. 

Available on BBC iPlayer and Sky Documentaries.

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