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Documenting War Crimes in Ukraine

Global Investigative Journalism Network

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $110,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2022–September 30, 2023
  • Location Silver Spring, MD, United States
  • Geographic Focus Ukraine

About this grant

The program goal is to improve reporting on, and documenting of, potential war crimes arising in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion in February 2022. To this end, the Global Investigative Journalism Network will update and expand its toolkit of issue and practice guides, tip sheets and trainings that assist journalists and correspondents to understand both the news value and the forensic needs of documenting evidence of a war crime. The toolkit will be translated into Ukrainian and Russian initially and will be distributed throughout the grantee’s network. This effort will be boosted by engagement of a Ukrainian-speaking editor able to respond quickly to requests from Ukrainian journalists for resources to document potential crimes. Founded in 2003, the Global Investigative Journalism Network has grown to include 227 member groups in 82 countries and works to link together the world’s most enterprising journalists, giving them the tools, technology and training to uncover abuses of power and lack of accountability.