Mondo Academy: Media at war in Ukraine

We’re excited to invite you to a Mondo Academy evening on October 10th at 18 with the deputy chief editor of the Kyiv Independent Toma Istomina, and former Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid.

Journalists in Ukraine work to bring fact based and valuable information to the public while countering false information from Russia, as well as the influence of oligarchs on home soil and a fog of unverified information.

Kersti Kaljulaid and Toma Istomina will be discussing:

  • the role media has in the context of the war in Ukraine, 
  • the importance of verifying and countering false information,
  • the possible political developments in Ukraine, 
  • and the influence and coverage of corruption within Ukraine. 

Kersti Kaljulaid is former Estonian  president, who stands by Ukraine both politically and through practical initiatives. Among other things, the President Kaljulaid Foundation has supported independent journalism in Ukraine during the war. 

Toma Istomina is a journalist, deputy chief editor and one of the founders of the Kyiv independent, an English-language media outlet that has garnered millions of followers in social media since it started in November 2021. 

The event is free for all, but previous registration is necessary.


Mondo restored two schools in Ukraine


In addition to the restoration of schools in Mykolaiv and Zaporizhzhia region, teachers from both schools participated in training on psychosocial support and digital learning. The war in Ukraine affected education in Ukraine – as of the end of 2022, war activity has damaged 2,619 educational institutions, of which 406 have been destroyed. In addition,