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Nataliya Gumenyuk will speak at the International Journalism Festival in Italy



On Friday, April 19-th, journalist and co-founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab and The Reckoning Project Nataliya Gumenyuk will speak at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy.


Audiences want depth and context, narrative and developed characters - so long-form reporting is in demand. One of the best feature writers in Ukraine, Nataliya Gumenyuk, joins journalist Jen Stout to discuss her work: explaining the war in Ukraine to an international audience through reported features and essays.

Nataliya Gumenyuk — Ukrainian journalist and author specializing in foreign affairs and conflict reporting. Nataliya is the founder and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Lab. She is the founding member and lead journalist at The Reckoning Project and the head of the “Life in War” online chronicle. Nataliya regularly writes for The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, and The Atlantic.Gumenyuk is the author of several documentaries and books, including The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea, and Maidan Tahrir.

Jen Stout is a Scottish freelance journalist who has covered the war in Ukraine for major outlets including BBC radio, London Review of Books, Prospect, and the Sunday Post. Previously she had jobs in TV and radio with the BBC, and was a local newspaper reporter. Jen specialises in long-form and investigative reporting, and is a regular public speaker and host of debates on topics around politics and journalism. Her work in Ukraine has been shortlisted for prizes by Amnesty International, the Foreign Press Association and the Scottish Press Awards, among others. Jen's book about covering the war in Ukraine, Night Train to Odesa, will be published on 2nd May 2024 with Polygon.

The speech will be held in English, the enter is free.


More information on the website.


The visit was supported by the International Journalism Festival and partly by USAID - US Agency for International Development within the framework of the project "Human Rights in Action", which is carried out by the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights - UHUHR.

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