On March 2, 2014 Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School lecturers, graduates and students along with the KMA Digital Future of Journalism  project launched the Stopfake.org fact checking site.

Journalists, editors, IT specialists, translators, all those who cared about the future of Ukraine during this dangerous time of the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine joined the project.

Initially the goal of the project was to verify and refute disinformation and propaganda about events in Ukraine being circulated in the media. Eventually the project grew into an information hub where we examine and analyze all aspects of Kremlin propaganda.

We not only look at how propaganda influences Ukraine, we also try to investigate how propaganda impacts on other countries and regions, from Syria and Turkey to the European Union and countries which once made up the Soviet Union.

Our team of media professionals is constantly growing. Today we fact-check, de-bunk, edit, translate, research and disseminate information in ten languages: Russian, English, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, French, Italian, and Dutch, Czech and German.

Our content is available on our site, our video digests are broadcast online and on local Ukrainian television stations including the Ukraine Today channel; our radio podcasts are also available on line and on social media sites.

Stopfake.org is not supported financially or otherwise by any official Ukrainian organization or government agency. We are a journalists’ organization whose primary goal is to verify information, raise media literacy in Ukraine and establish a clear red line between journalism and propaganda.

We strive to achieve our goal not only through refuting fakes but also through creating a propaganda archive and data base, analyzing and verifying information, training various media stakeholders to identify fakes and participating in conferences and seminars on journalistic integrity and fact-checking.

Launched as a volunteer project, Stopfake.org has been able to continue its important work thanks to the generosity of crowdfunding and contributions from our readers. Stopfake is also supported by the international Renaissance Foundation, the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, the British Embassy in Ukraine and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

The Stopfake team includes Artem Babak, Bogdan Borodiichuk, Alla Boryak, Artem Vitkovskyi, Mauro Voerzio, Vadim Heshel, Margo Gontar, Ruslan Deynychenko, Sonia Dymytrova-Martyniuk, Mariia Zhdanova, Kira Zalytok, Nataliia Kucheriava, Oleh Lesko, Alina Mosendz, Oleksiy Nabozhnyak, Yurii Panin, Oksana Pinsker, Oksana Poluliakh, Mykhailo Purish, Viktoriia Romaniuk, Lyudmyla Tysyachna, Yevhen Fedchenko, Irena Chalupa, Anna Chornous, Olena Churanova, Olga Yurkova (author of idea) and our active and vigilant readers-debunkers.

We are very grateful to our colleagues who at different stages helped to create and develop Stopfake: Denys Avramenko, Guy Archer, Yekaterina Venzhyk, Ihor Voronov, Diana Dutsyk, Ksenia Karpenko, Mykhailo Koltsov, Mykyta Kukulevsky, Ludmilla Kushnir, Jan Lepetun, Tatiana Matychak, Daria Mykhailiv, Nina Mishchenko, Elizaveta Morfett, Helga Starova, Yelena Churina, Oleh Shankovsky.

We invite all of you to join us and support our work.

If you spot fake information, send it to us for a truth autopsy at [email protected]




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