Euromaidan Press

Euromaidan Press (EP) is an Internet-based English newspaper launched in 2014 by contributors from Ukraine. Sponsored[1] by affiliated with George Soros International Renaissance Foundation. It shares its name with the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. Registered as a non-governmental organization, its goal is to provide English-language material to those interested in military conflict in Ukraine, business issues, the Ukrainian economy, and tourism.

Euromaidan Press
TypeOnline newspaper
Founder(s)Alya Shandra
PublisherNGO Euromaidan Press
Staff writersUkrainian volunteers
OCLC number992513459
WebsiteOfficial website
Free online archivesYes

The organization received positive reception, and was selected as a finalist in the category of "Best Video" in the 2016 Rockit Digital Communication Conference Awards. Their social media initiative #LetMyPeopleGo garnered 2nd place in a social media competition online. Euromaidan Press was discussed in the journal Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, and the 2016 book The Return of the Cold War. It was used as a resource by books The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis, New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine, Online around the World, and Near Abroad.

News organization

Euromaidan Press was founded in by Ukrainian volunteers as a newspaper based online in order to provide independent news reporting on issues relevant to Ukraine.[2] The news organization first launched in January 2014.[3] It shares its name and values with the Euromaidan movement from Ukraine, and the news organization states they, "support initiatives developing independent media and democratic initiatives in other states that uphold the core democratic values."[2] The lead creator of the site was Kyiv-based journalist Alya Shandra.[4] Shandra had previously helped translate Ukrainian news reporting into English during the 2013 wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine known as Euromaidan.[4] Other journalists contributing to the newspaper have included Maksym Nedrya, Oleh Gychko, Mykhailo Honchar, Paul A. Goble, and Matt Babiak.[5][6][7]

The goal of the newspaper's foundation was to provide information to English-language consumers on journalism from Ukraine.[2] The organization registered in Ukraine as a non-governmental organization with the same name.[2] The news organization developed its focus on stories related to military conflict in Ukraine, business issues, the Ukrainian economy, and tourism.[2] The newspaper's founding was an attempt to "collect, rely on, and promote non-partisan, non-religious, non-biased information", as a way to address what the organization saw as a disinformation campaign by Russia in Ukraine.[2]

News content was setup to be delivered online through the newspaper's website[8][9][10] The newspaper maintained social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook at Euromaidanpr.[2] A sub-project Friends of Ukraine network released semi-regular news reporting about Ukraine political issues.[2][3] The newspaper's Reft & Light project was setup in order to analyze totalitarian groups.[2] The news organization worked in conjunction with Euromaidan SOS to bring attention through the website to political prisoners of Ukraine origin jailed in Russia.[2] The International Renaissance Foundation supported the initiatives of Euromaidan Press.[2][11]


The organization was selected as a finalist in the category of "Best Video" in the 2016 Rockit Digital Communication Conference Awards.[1] Their social media initiative #LetMyPeopleGo garnered 2nd place in a social media competition online.[1] Writing in the Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, contributor Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya characterized the news organization among, "a series of online initiatives aimed at raising global awareness of Ukrainian issues".[3] She described Euromaidan Press as, "an online newspaper specializing in translations of materials from local Ukrainian news outlets".[3] J. L. Black and Michael Johns in their book The Return of the Cold War (2016) cited the news organization as a resource, commenting it had a "colourful website".[12] Euromaidan Press has been relied upon for research on Ukrainian news analyses by The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis (2017),[13] New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine (2017),[14] Online around the World (2017),[15] and Near Abroad (2017).[16]

See also


  1. Euromaidan Press (2016), "Annual Report 2015-2016" (PDF), Annual Report 2015-2016, pp. Finances, Resonance and awards
  2. About Us, Euromaidan Press, 2017
  3. Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Tatiana (2015), Fedor, Julie; Portnov, Andriy; Umland, Andreas (eds.), "Information Resistance", Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, Russian Media and the War in Ukraine, Stuttgart, Germany: ibidem Press, 1 (1): 196, ISBN 978-3838207261, ISSN 2364-5334
  4. Shearlaw, Maeve (22 November 2016), "Three years after Euromaidan, how young Ukrainians see the future", The Guardian
  5. Besemeres, John (2016), A Difficult Neighbourhood: Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II, ANU Press, p. 498, ISBN 978-1760460600
  6. Schoen, Douglas E.; Smith, Evan Roth (2016), "Chapter 6: Sowing Disorder", Putin's Master Plan, Encounter Books, ISBN 978-1594038891
  7. Sloan, Stanley (2016), Defense of the West: NATO, the European Union and the Transatlantic Bargain, Manchester University Press, ISBN 978-1526105752
  8. Svyatets, Ekaterina (2015), Energy Security and Cooperation in Eurasia: Power, Profits and Politics, Routledge Studies in Energy Policy, Routledge, p. 183, ISBN 978-1138902619
  9. Krishna-Hensel, Sai Felicia, ed. (2016), Media in Process: Transformation and Democratic Transition, Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series, Routledge, p. 49, ISBN 978-1472470959
  10. Kanet, Roger E.; Sussex, Matthew, eds. (2016), Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Region, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 233, ISBN 978-1137523662
  11. "Euromaidan Press : news and views from Ukraine.", WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, 2017, OCLC 992513459
  12. Black, J. L.; Johns, Michael, eds. (2016), The Return of the Cold War: Ukraine, The West and Russia, Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series, Routledge, p. 190, ISBN 978-1138924093
  13. Vohn, Cristina Arvatu (2017), "Perspectives on the Future of Europe", in Dungaciu, Dan; Iordache, Ruxandra (eds.), The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 113, ISBN 978-1443895637
  14. Emeran, Christine (2017), New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000-2014, Routledge Advances in Sociology, Routledge, p. 116, ISBN 978-1472482525
  15. Wilson, Stephen Lloyd (2017), "Ukraine", in Steckman, Laura M.; Andrews, Marilyn J. (eds.), Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps, ABC-CLIO, p. 319, ISBN 978-1610697750
  16. Toal, Gerard (2017), Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus, Oxford University Press, p. 351, ISBN 978-0190253301

Further reading

  • Leonor, Alex (31 August 2016), "A guide to Russian propaganda. Part 2: Whataboutism",
  • Whitmore, Brian (6 September 2016), "Deconstructing Whataboutism", The Morning Vertical, State News Service via HighBeam Research, Deconstructing Whataboutism - In the second part of its guide to Russian propaganda, Euromaidan Press takes a look at 'Whataboutism.'