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Educators of Mariupol State University and Newcastle University discussed the work of journalists during the war

On June 27, lecturers of the Chair of Social Communications of Mariupol State University and students of the specialty "Journalism" joined the online discussion "Journalism in Conversation: Reports on the war in Ukraine".  

The event was held on the basis of the Laboratory of Social Journalism co-organized by the University of Newcastle (Great Britain) and the University of Mariupol. 

 

At the beginning of the meeting of the Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Mass communications, Professor Svitlana Bezchotnikova told her foreign colleagues about the Chair's activities and the development of journalistic education at Mariupol State University. The Head of the faculty focused on the experience of teaching journalism at the University, which combines the best European and Ukrainian practices. 

 

In turn, students of Mariupol University shared their own experience of volunteering and working as a journalist during the war. Young people told their own stories about life in Mariupol and continuing their studies after being evacuated to different cities and countries. 

 

When I managed to leave the city and return to schooling, the information I collected in my diary became valuable and appeared in the media. My memories were broadcast on “Hromadske Radio” and in the “Mariupol television”,  

–  second-year student of the specialty " Journalism and Social Communication"
Daria Cherednichenko. 

 

Together with British journalist, publisher and lecturer at Newcastle University Ian Wiley, the participants discussed the specifics of the reporter work of professional journalists during the war. Ukrainian experts also joined the conversation, including Chairman of the Public Organization "Hromadske Radio" Andrii Kulykov, Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Serhii Tomilenko, General Director of the Association of Independent Regional publishers of Ukraine Oksana Brovko and President of LLC "Mariupol television" Mykola Osychenko. 

 

Our main task today is to protect freedom of speech and the rights of journalists. Equally important is the assistance to our colleagues from the temporarily occupied territories during their journalistic activities,  

–  Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Serhii Tomilenko. 

 

British colleagues shared their thoughts on the practice of Ukrainian journalism and expressed support for the citizens of Ukraine.

 

 

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