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The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s English-language newspaper and proud winner of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

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The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s English-language newspaper and proud winner of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

    Zelensky's media aversion fuels impunity

    Zelensky's media aversion fuels impunity

    Since Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s early campaign days, many wondered how the former star comedian would handle the critical public eye once in a position of political power.

    Unfortunately, much like his predecessors, as president, Zelensky hasn’t been the most forthwith when journalists press him for answers on corruption and reform. He can be dismissive, demeaning, and sometimes outright hostile to the press.

    This week we sit down with editor in chief Brian Bonner to discuss Zelensky's rhetoric toward the press, and why it continues to occur in a country where journalists have been murdered for seeking the truth.

    Read our editorial at kyivpost.com

    • 9 min
    Kyiv Post Podcast Special: 30 years of Independent Ukraine

    Kyiv Post Podcast Special: 30 years of Independent Ukraine

    It's the anniversary of Ukraine’s 30th Independence Day, and the Kyiv Post's print issue is dedicated to the holiday.

    We’ve selected a few of the topics that are featured in the Independence Day issue and sat down with our journalists. Starting with Ukraine’s three major uprisings with Anastasia Lapatina, dominant figures that have shaped Ukraine in the past 30 years with Alexander Query and Max Hunder, debunking common misconceptions about modern Ukraine with Asami Terajima, and how technology improves Ukraine’s image with Daryna Antoniuk.

    Full transcript available at kyivpost.com

    • 15 min
    Belarusian refugee found hanged in Kyiv, dissidents feel threatened

    Belarusian refugee found hanged in Kyiv, dissidents feel threatened

    Belarusian dissident Vitaliy Shyshov, Head of the Belarusian House in Ukraine, who was found hanged in a Kyiv park on August 3.

    Shyshov provided assistance to Belarusian refugees fleeing from persecution. Police have launched a criminal investigation saying that they are looking into a potential murder framed as suicide.

    This week we are joined by staff writer Oleksiy Sorokin.
    Full transcript available on kyivpost.com.

    • 6 min
    US - German Betrayal: NordStream 2 and Russia’s power expansion

    US - German Betrayal: NordStream 2 and Russia’s power expansion

    This week we are discussing what’s been on everyone’s minds, the recently announced deal between the US and Germany giving a greenlight to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

    Joined by staff writer Max Hunder.

    • 10 min
    What is it like to be gay in Ukraine?

    What is it like to be gay in Ukraine?

    June, the month of Pride, has come to an end. Kyiv Post producer Elina Kent gives a snapshot of what it is like to be a part of the queer community in Ukraine with Ukraine Pride founder Sofia Lapina and LGTBQ activist Yura Dvizhon.

    Full transcript available at kyivpost.com

    • 8 min
    Kyiv Culture: Rising techno and police brutality

    Kyiv Culture: Rising techno and police brutality

    In this episode of Kyiv Culture, the Kyiv Post examines Kyiv's rising electronic music scene that has already given it some reputation in the world of techno. However spaces for raves, creatives, and partygoers have been increasingly policed, and not because of any illegal activities.

    Kyiv Post producer Elina Kent is joined by Lifestyle editor Toma Istomina and Copwatch Ukraine activist Nazariy Sovsun.

    Full transcript available at kyivpost.com

    • 18 min

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