The heroism of Ukraine’s journalists, Novaya Gazeta to close until end of war, and why Telegram became the go-to app for Ukrainians

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International media are abusing the heroism of Ukraine’s journalists. As international media try to cover the horror of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, they are failing the people who are helping them do it: Ukrainian journalists and producers.

Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta to close until end of Ukraine war. Independent newspaper says it is halting operations after it receives second warning from state censor.

After the fall. The old pillars of Russia’s free press have crumbled, but the journalists who ran those publications carry on. Here are their new projects.

Why Telegram — despite being rife with Russian disinformation — became the go-to app for Ukrainians. Many Russians, in light of the Kremlin’s crackdown of independent media, are also turning to the messaging app for information.

How Ukrainian media market is faring during the war. A month ago, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The war has taken many thousands of lives – but it also severely damaged Ukraine’s economy, and the country’s media market alongside. Yet, independent media is as important for Ukrainians as ever in times of war.

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