Support and resources for journalists covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine

by IJNet
Feb 28, 2022 in Crisis Reporting
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Independent journalists and media outlets are playing a critical role in documenting the many developments around the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are doing so at great risk to their own safety, and amid significant levels of mis- and disinformation coming out of Russia.

Russia’s aggression has placed journalists reporting on the ground from Ukraine in harm’s way. Meanwhile, inside Russia the Putin administration is stifling independent voices.

Fortunately, organizations around the world are stepping up to support journalists carrying out their reporting on the invasion. Below is a list of organizations providing support for journalists on the ground, as well as reporting guides and ways in which our readers can support independent media and reporters on the ground.

Emergency assistance

Independent media support and content delivery

  • The Kyiv Independent has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them continue reporting from Ukraine. Follow this link to contribute.
  • Together with The Fix, Are We Europe, the Media Development Foundation, and others, the Kyiv Independent is running a crowdfunding campaign to support independent media in Ukraine. Here's more information and how to donate.
  • Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has announced that it will launch the Lviv Press Freedom Center in Lviv, Ukraine. Here's more information.
  • Follow and amplify credible sources of information. Here are some lists compiled on Twitter:
  • Connect English-speaking Ukrainians with media outlets around the world using UABRAVE, a tool providing access to over 80 witnesses of the war's developments from all parts of Ukraine.
  • Shortwaves for Freedom is a grassroots crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise funds to support the delivery of Russian, Ukrainian and English-language content produced by Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) to people inside Russia, Ukraine and surrounding countries. It does so using short and medium wave radio that evades censorship and internet shutdowns. Learn more here.

Monitoring press freedom crackdowns

Reporting resources

Tips for covering the invasion
Combating mis- and disinformation
Digital and physical safety

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Refugee reporting
Mental health
Ethical reporting

If you know of any additional resources for journalists covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, please contact us at or We will be updating this list.

Photo by Tina Hartung on Unsplash.

This article was updated on March 17, 2022.