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Ukraine: Supporting access to vital information in a country at war

Since April 2022, Fondation Hirondelle has been implementing the project "Emergency response to support independent information in Ukraine." It aims to enable the financial survival of several Ukrainian media outlets, and thereby contribute to the emergency access to vital information for the Ukrainian population displaced or living in the war zone. It also ensures the coverage of justice issues in the context of this conflict.

The project supports local media in Ukraine that provide vital information to the population, including in the areas most affected by the conflict. It also relies on a network of journalists based in Ukraine and supervised by the editorial staff of Justice Info, Fondation Hirondelle’s media that covers international justice news. Reporting on violations of international law produced within the framework of this project is disseminated by local media and on the website, which makes available to the public all of its articles devoted to the international judicial front and war crimes in Ukraine.

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  • To enable Ukrainian media to continue their journalistic mission with more financial and physical security. The regional and national media supported under this initiative are selected on the basis of criteria defined in agreement with our partners in Ukraine, and receive a financial contribution that allows them to continue.
  • To inform the Ukrainian population about the basis of international law and about national and international initiatives to document and judge war crimes. The Justice info editorial staff and correspondents provide specific coverage of justice issues and challenges in Ukraine.


  • Ukrainian media outlets receive financial support to cover their priority needs.
  • Journalistic content on justice is available weekly in Ukraine, in neighboring countries, and internationally.


Team: 1 local project coordinator, 2 Ukrainian journalists-editors, translators, correspondents

Budget : 1'000'000 CHF.

Sources of financing:

  • Swiss Solidarity
  • Private donations


For more information: Sandra Fontaine, Program manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.