Anna Romandash is an award-winning journalist from Ukraine. She was named Media Freedom Ambassador of Ukraine for her human rights and media work and was one of the winners of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) literary contest for her reporting.
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Anna started writing about the situation in her home country. She has written stories about survivors of Russian-made massacres in Northern Ukraine, the drama of internally displaced people and refugees forced to flee their homes, and volunteers helping others in times of need.
Anna is interested in audio storytelling and long-reads; she enjoys working on feature stories and reportages which embed and localize the readers in the reality told through the eyes of the protagonists. Anna is the laureate of the Literary Reportages Award “Samovydets” from the Tempora Publishing House as her stories were named among the best reportages in Ukrainian in 2020 and 2021.
If you are interested in reports from Ukraine or would like to learn more about the situation on the ground, you can contact Anna via her Twitter account @aromandash
Here are some of her latest articles:
“Sind Arbeitsplätze wichtiger als Menschenleben?”, Der Spiegel, 4.4.2022 (German, paywall)