Statements of our M100 Alumni in Ukraine: Olesya Bida

1 March 2022. “The weapon of Ukrainian journalists is verified information without Russian falsifications. Almost all my colleagues have left Kiev. It is really dangerous to be here now.
We work from different cities, but I never thought our team would be so strong. Some of my colleagues work from underground shelters. I am very proud of them.”

Olesya works as a journalist for the independent Ukrainian medium hromadske.ua, which was founded eight years ago during the Maidan Revolution.
She reports live from the streets of Kiev, from destroyed buildings, traumatised people, fear, but also hope.
In 2016 she participated in the M100YEJ.
Twitter @OlesyaBida