As Russian troops invaded Ukraine, advancing through the country, local journalists played a crucial role not only providing real-time life-saving information for their communities but also telling the story to the world. Thomson Foundation trained more than 1500 journalists in recent programmes in Ukraine. How did they use learnings around mobile journalism, verification, sourcing and technology in the most difficult of circumstances?

Local journalists working in Ukraine’s regional cities will share their experiences of reporting on a story that affects them personally, their own families and friends. We will explore the benefits of a regional journalists’ support network set up in Ukraine and ask how it can be copied elsewhere.

Organised in association with Thomson Foundation.