February 2019 – November 2019
In this project, the Kyiv Post provides objective, impartial information to Ukrainian citizens, key decision makers, and the international community on the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections and post-election developments. The project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.
Between February and June 2019, Kyiv Post journalists produced over 100 articles, videos and podcasts covering the two election campaigns. The Kyiv Post also partnered with several other media outlets to fact-check the campaign, providing nonpartisan analysis of candidates’ public statements.
Ukraine’s media space remains predominantly controlled by oligarchs and other vested interests. Consequently, public trust in media is low and the quality of reporting is generally poor. In this important election year, high quality, comprehensive and nonpartisan coverage of the campaigns was crucial to ensure a free, fair and transparent political process.
To strengthen the reporting on elections, the Kyiv Post team integrated the “fact-check section” into Election Watch and produced around 10 video materials and 2 podcasts. Fact checks were successfully launched on the website in February 2019, frequently updated during the candidates’ election campaigns and available to the readers here.
Although the project will be finished in November 2019, the Kyiv Post’s journalists will keep reporting on and monitoring political reforms. At the Free Press Foundation, we believe in non-partisan and independent reporting, and will be grateful for any possible support to cover reporting costs to further monitor the reform process throughout 2020. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are willing to support this project or use the “Donate” button to make a donation. We are grateful for your support.