Platform Svidok: Important source on the war in Ukraine

1 Februar 2024. Olenka Kuk (pictured centre) is a young Ukrainian television journalist who took part in the M100YEJ in 2022. Her photo with Vladimir Klitschko and her colleague Tania Skyba waving the Ukrainian flag on stage at the M100 Media Award is iconic.
In addition to her work as an editor at United News (the main news channel that includes seven major Ukrainian TV stations) and Suspilne, Ukraine’s public broadcaster, she works as a communications expert for the non-profit online social platform
Svidok (English: witness) is a kind of public war diary where people can anonymously store their war memories, personal stories and testimonies about war crimes. “The platform is a great resource for journalists who can use it to create material based on the stories of those affected,” says Olenka Kuk. “It is the largest and fastest growing archive of personal stories from Ukrainians about the tragedy, hope and daily life during this brutal war. We invite investigative journalists, war crimes investigators and other interested parties to use Svidok for authentic information about Russia’s war in Ukraine.”