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Ukrainian translation of the Verification Handbook released

20 February 2015 | PRESS RELEASE


February 20, 2015

On Friday 20 February 2015, the European Journalism Centre released an Ukrainian translation of its Verification Handbook. The translated version was produced in an effort led by the Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP) in Kiev, with the financial support by the Open Society Foundation - Independent Media. Following the three language versions namely Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish, this is the fourth official translation since the release of the Verification Handbook.

The Ukrainian version is now made available via the following URL:

The European Journalism Centre also received funding from the Open Society Foundation to carry out a verification training in Kiev, Ukraine where about twenty Ukrainian journalists from national and regional media outlets received hands-on training on how to verify digital contents. The training workshop was held as part of the 10th module of University of Journalists’ Skills organised by the UAPP.

It is very important for Ukrainian journalists to use modern experience of verification. Like never before, huge amount of fake and false information is circulating in Ukrainian media environment. Thus professional level, in addition to the social responsibility, is crucial for journalism to be helpful for Ukraine and our citizens. It is hard to overestimate the importance and helpfulness of the Ukrainian version of Verification Handbook at this moment of Ukrainian history”, states Oleksii Pogorelov, General Director of the Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP)

Other translations will be made available, including French, Greek and Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian (BSC). For more information, sign up via for updates.

About UAPP

Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP, is voluntary, non-government, non-profit organization – association of publishers, who joined efforts to assist traditional and digital media to develop, to improve professional skills of journalists and editors, to simplify regulations and rules, to make business conditions more favourable. From the date of creation (since 2001) UAPP is consequently paying a big attention to provide publishers, editor and journalists with the modern knowledge, experience and technology, necessary to develop their titles as well as publishing market as a whole.


For more information about the Verification Handbook, please contact:
Rina Tsubaki
Tel: +31 43 325 40 30

Verification Handbook
The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.