Ukrainian journalist Anastasia Stanko helped start online news station Hromadske.tv, one of the country’s only public news outlets, to offer an independent, objective voice to the nation where media is often skewed or biased. Hromadske.tv became popular during its live-streaming of the 2014 Maidan Revolution. Stanko discusses covering the violence in eastern Ukraine with her cameraman, prior to being kidnapped and detained in a basement for three days.
Our second guest, Caroline Neil, works with RPS Partnership, a media consultancy firm to help keep journalists safe in hostile areas. Neil speaks about the technology that journalists use in life-threatening situations, including the “security bracelet” that Stanko used when kidnapped.