Media Sources & Contacts
Reliable media sources in English
To understand the situation in Ukraine better, you need to follow high-quality and reliable Ukrainian media. Below is a list of Ukrainian English-language sources that you can trust.
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Find a fixer/interpreter
Who are fixers?
Foreign journalists who come to Ukraine to cover events typically need assistants on the ground – people who will organize the work in the field, guide journalists, help prepare materials, find interviewees and sources, deal with logistical issues, and help ensure the safety of foreign reporters. These assistants are known as fixers or local producers.
Fixers can help with sorting out the nuances of working on the ground – for example, whether it is safe to go to a certain place, whether the reporter is talking to an appropriate expert, how to get permission to take photos, how to cover tragic events ethically, etc.
The fixer’s typical responsibilities:
- Conceptualization of the future journalistic material, searching for and generating appropriate topics;
- Logistics – how to get to the right place, etc.;
- Searching for speakers, communication with sources and interviewees;
- Translation to and from Ukrainian;
- Helping support the safety of journalists.
Other optional responsibilities might include technical help, driving, and more.
Where to find a fixer in Ukraine:
The Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform provides assistance in finding fixers. Here’s how to reach it:
Help desk firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find an interpreter:
The best option for foreign journalists is when the fixer is also an interpreter. It’s because translations to and from Ukrainian might be needed at all stages of reporting: during filming and recording interviews, during communication at checkpoints and borders, with the authorities and law enforcement officers, in preparing the material to be published, etc.
If you need to find a specialist just for translation, you can also contact the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
Besides, you can find interpreters on Upwork, Storyhunter, Interpreters.travel, A.B.C. Translation Agency, TRIS Translation and Interpreting Center, Lingo Translation Agency, and others. Still, we recommend you look for a fixer with a high level of your language proficiency.
Useful contacts – public services, official institutions, etc.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukrainian Parliament
Office of the President of Ukraine
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Government of Ukraine
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Ministry of Infrastructure
Ministry of Digital Transformation
Center for Strategic Communications
Kyiv City Council
Armed Forces of Ukraine
Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces
Air Assault Forces of Ukraine
Special Operations Forces
The National Guard of Ukraine
Joint Forces Command
National Police of Ukraine
State Service of Emergency Situations
State Border Patrol Service of Ukraine
State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine
Security Service of Ukraine
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine
Service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
National Bank of Ukraine
Ukrainian experts – credible and English-speaking
To find experts in the topic you are interested in, you can leave a request on the PR Army website. You can also choose an expert from the list below: