Ukrayinska Pravda

Ukrayinska Pravda of March 12, 2014
Type of site
Available in Ukrainian/Russian
Headquarters Ukraine
Owner Olena Prytula
Created by Georgiy Gongadze
Editor Sevğil Musayeva-Borovyk (since 2014)
Slogan(s) Founded by Georgiy Gongadze in the year 2000
Alexa rank 843 (April 2014)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Not required
Launched April 16, 2000 (2000-04-16)[2]
Current status News-in media

Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian: Українська правда, literally Ukrainian Truth) is a popular Ukrainian Internet newspaper, founded by Georgiy R. Gongadze in April, 2000 (the day of the Ukrainian constitutional referendum).[2] Published mainly in Ukrainian with selected articles published in or translated to Russian and English, the newspaper is tailored towards a general readership with some particular emphasis placed on the hot issues of the politics of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has at times reportedly exerted pressure on the publication to restrict access to freedom of information.[3]

Along with Hromadske TV and Center UA (Center for United Action), Ukrayinska Pravda is part of the MediaHub Kyiv.

Initiatives and achievements

Georgiy Gongadze, co-founder and first editor of the Ukrayinska Pravda.
Ukrayinska Pravda's chief investigative journalists, Serhiy Leshchenko (center) and Mustafa Nayem (right), interview politician Taras Chornovil.
Ukrayinska Pravda's journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed for his professional activities in Ukraine
A cartoon from Ukrayinska Pravda

The newspaper was often first to investigate and publish the material on corruption or unethical conduct of or related to Ukrainian politicians from all political camps. In December 2002 Ukrayinska Pravda was refused a press accreditation by the (then) General Prosecutor of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun (an offence against the Criminal Code of Ukraine).[4]

Staff and contributors of the Ukrayinska Pravda have pioneered many legal and research techniques aimed at advancing freedom of information in Ukraine, particularly those concerning the public spending, public procurement and offshore tax evasion. Staff journalists routinely participate in non-partisan public actions promoting democracy and press freedom in the country.

Ukrayinska Pravdas online forum is one of the most diverse and widely attended internet political discussion fora in Ukraine.

Off-spring websites of the Ukrayinska Pravda project

Ukrayinska Pravda is also the umbrella site for the following later-created sister websites:

Editorial copyright disclaimers[5] collectively describe these sites as the "Ukrayinska Pravda" Internet Holding", not specifying the legal nature of the holding.

Among regular bloggers at Ukrayinska Pravda are Anatoliy Hrytsenko, Ruslana Lyzhychko, Inna Bohoslovska, Tetyana Chornovol, Yuriy Lutsenko and many others.

Chief editors

See also


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