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Internews and Government of Canada Select Poltava and Sumy National Broadcast Branches for Project Covering IDP Issues

November 20Internews 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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