The first EU study trip brought Ukrainian fellows to Berlin, Brussels and Paris from May 28th to June 7th. During the two weeks, the journalists exchanged with the editorial offices of Deutschlandfunk, Tagesspiegel, Politico, RBB, RFI, RadioFrance, Courrier Internationale and Liberation. Besides discussions with European media specialists, they also met the representatives of the EU and the Ukrainian Institute in Berlin. The programme offered a mixture of formal and informal gatherings. During one of the networking evenings in Berlin, Olha Omelyanchuk, Anastasiia Horpinchenko, and Alona Savchuk shared with guests their thoughts on how it is to be a journalist in Ukraine nowadays. The discussion titled “When journalists are part of the story: How to stay professional covering the war in your country?” was moderated by Anastasiia Magazova.
“I learned the strong and weak sides of the Russian-Ukraine war coverage in different EU media. I also discovered how EU officials see the current and future cooperation with Ukraine and how they help Ukraine. Sometimes it was inspiring and occasionally disappointing. But it is great that, after all, I understood many essential things.”Ukrainian Fellow Dariia Hirna-Krylevska