The editors of Kyiv Independent were just about to get the running of the new paper on track, when Russia invaded their country. Suddenly all that mattered was one story. But how to cover a war when you are one of the war’s victims? How can you be unbiased when you are reporting on an army that you’re on the run from. What happens to journalistic objectivity when you cover a massacre in your own home country? And how do you keep a newly established newsroom running in a war torn country?
These are some of the things editor Toma Istomina in the Kyiv Independent will talk about at the Nordic Media Days. As the deputy chief editor Istomina can discuss the professional, practical and emotional challanges of covering a war in your own country.
Photo: Volodymyr Petrov