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Meet our team and find out more about our partners and donors. 
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.
Lina Kariakina
Ukrainian journalist and media manager; co-founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab.

Lina is currently the general producer of news at Suspilne, a Ukrainian public broadcaster. In 2011, Angelina joined the Euronews Kyiv bureau, and she covered Ukrainian political and social affairs, Maidan protests, and Russian aggression and conflict in eastern Ukraine. 

Later she became a special correspondent and anchor at Hromadske TV, and covered trials against Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, the refugee crisis in Hungary, co-authored investigations about events at Maidan, for which received a prize for investigative journalism. Then she worked as Hromadske editor-in-chief from 2017 until 2020.

PIJL team conducts research and imprement projects in cooperation with:

  • SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University

  • Institute for War & Peace Reporting

  • Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen

  • The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE), housed in the University of Michigan International Institute

  • Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic (the Lowenstein Clinic) within Yale Law School

  • Kharkiv Institute of Social Research 

  • Lviv Media Forum)

Our media partners:

PIJL work is possible thanks to support of:

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