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Honor of Profession Award Ceremony Recognizes Media Excellence

May 19 – The Independent Association of Broadcasters and the Ukrainian Media Business Association hosted the 8th Honor of Profession Award Ceremony acknowledging notable competence in five categories: public affairs, coverage of acute topics, investigative reporting, coverage of complex topics, and youth journalism (hope of journalism). The ceremony event took place in Kyiv at the Ukrainian House.

An evaluation jury of 15 media professionals assessed 500 media stories and recognized winning journalists.

 The winners are:

Fedir Prokopchuk of and the “Reform” special television project “Building New Ukraine Together.”

Dmytro Bondar of Slidstvo.Info and the television investigative report “Children of Amber” about corruption in extracting amber in Western Ukraine. Bondar was recognized in the “Hope of Journalism” category, recognizing youth journalism

Nadiya Burdey of Nashi Hroshi and Channel 24 for the public affairs television investigative report “Naked in Fire. Firemen’s Uniform Burns Within Seconds.”

Volodymyr Tymofiychuk of 2+2 TV for best television investigative report “Guilty Without Fault?! How Underage Children are Judged!” about judges imprisoning an innocent underage boy for murder.

Iryna Vyrtosu of L`officiel magazine for best coverage of an acute topic with the story “War That Does Not Let Go: Domestic Violence In Families of ATO Members.”

Serhiy Andrushko of Schemes, a joint project by Radio Liberty and UA: Pershy, for best coverage of a complex topic with the story “”Imitation Game.”

More information on the Honor of Profession website in Ukrainian.