A broad majority of citizens in rural Ukraine* does not have any trust in media, whether it‘s TV, radio, print or internet. The reason for this is a massive intrusion of disinformation and biased articles serving political or economic stakeholders into mass media. The ECPMF and RPDI intend to improve the situation by stimulating a greater production of and a greater demand for quality journalism.
The project „re:start democratic discourse“ consists of three elements – a social media campaign for press and media freedom; trainings for bloggers, citizen-journalists and reporters from small media outlets and media literacy courses for pupils, students and citizens.
*According to a 2017 study by USAID