Internews and Government of Canada Select Poltava and Sumy National Broadcast Branches for Project Covering IDP Issues
November 20 – Internews and the Government of Canada selected the National Public Service Broadcasting Company’s Poltava and Sumy branches to implement a broadcast news project designed to cover challenges of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.
The Government of Canada-funded project will produce a series of short films and analytical programs with elements of investigative journalism. The Poltava channel is Ltava TV and the Sumy channel is UA: Sumy.
In regard to the project, representatives from Ltava’s press service said, “At the beginning of the project, a series of seminars with IDP, local community representatives, and local authorities were held to provide a better understanding of the context while launching the project.”
“Monitoring of programs produced by the Ltava and UA: Sumy TV companies demonstrated high-quality standards of both while highlighting the issues of IDPs,” said Vlad Ionescu, senior advisor to the Canadian Embassy’s Department of International Development.
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