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Covering Ukraine

Chronicles of Ukrainian Journalists Across the EU

Season 1, Ep. 7

This episode invites you on a trip with a dozen of Ukrainian journalists who toured the biggest newsrooms of Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, France, Germany and Spain. Ukrainian fellows met with international colleagues in key cities. For this episode we will concentrate on the three capitals we visited: Budapest, Rome, and Madrid.

This episode is the first in a series of four, where we invite you to listen to Ukrainian journalists talk about their work and the coverage of Ukraine in foreign media.


Credits:

Recorded by Sarah-Lou Lepers

Written by Daniel Bilyk and Sarah-Lou Lepers

Edited, Sound-designed and mixed by Daniel Bilyk

Covering Ukraine is a podcast produced by The Europe-Ukraine Desk, a project by n-ost and funded by the European Commission.

Please write to eud@n-ost.org if you have any questions or feedback to share. 

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