March 1, 2017
The Kyiv-Mohyla Foundation of America has continuously supported and promoted the initiatives of the KM J-School. We are proud of their work.
Congratulations to Yevhen Fedchenko, who had a vision for the role of journalism beyond academic preparation for journalists, who methodically and quietly built an international network of contacts with media and journalism schools, and who established the first anti-fake news organization that is now broadcast in many languages and many countries.
Again, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is at the forefront of innovative academic and research programs in Ukraine, and in preparing leaders for the country’s future.
StopFake, which is also the name of the organization that founded the newscast, began its work nearly three years before a report by American intelligence agencies into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
Yevhen Fedchenko, a journalism professor at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, helped start StopFake in March 2014 to heighten public awareness of Russian misinformation at the peak of the Ukraine crisis.
Ukraine has become a testing ground “for a lot of Russia’s evil strategies,” Oksana Syroyid, a deputy speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament, said in an interview. “Unfortunately, we have to put up with this. Ukraine’s experience can be used by Europe and America to understand the real Russian threat.”
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