The internet publication “Ukrayinska Pravda” is a leader in news and investigative journalism in Ukraine. Under the auspices of Ukrayinska Pravda other strong publications are issued, which not only write about politics, but also economics, history, humanitarian problems, sport, and the lives of celebrities. In 2014, after the conclusion of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, Ukrayinska Pravda launched a separate website “European Pravda”, devoted to European integration.
"Ukrayinska Pravda" was founded in the year 2000 by Olena Prytula and Georgiy Gongadze, who was killed by Ukrainian police death squads.
During Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency "Ukrayinska Pravda" was one of a few media outlets which provided news not censored by the government, and during the 2014 EuroMaidan the publication became a powerful media hub for the protest movement and a platform for discussion. The number of visitors to the site each day surpassed the 1 million unique readers.
"Ukrayinska Pravda" journalists were the first to begin a series of publications on the symbol of the Yanukovych regime’s corruption – the “Mezhyhirya” residence. After the refusal of the Yanukovych government to provide any information regarding the dispossession of state property, the publication initiated a lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights.
On a voluntary basis, journalists of Ukrayinska Pravda help the Ukrainian army, which is engaged in an anti-terrorist operation against the Russian army in eastern Ukraine.
In 2006 Ukrayinska Pravda was awarded the Gerd Bucerius Prize – an award named after the founder of the German newspaper Die Zeit – and in 2013-2014 this award was received by the publication’s leading journalists, Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem. Also, in 2005 Olena Prytula was awarded the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award from the US National Press Club.
The publication’s editor, Olena Prytula, held an internship in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship program at Stanford University, and Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem held internships at the Draper Hills Summer Fellowships program at Stanford University.www.pravda.com.ua
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