Tetyana Ogarkova


Documenting Ukraine Grants

"Explaining Ukraine" and "Ukraine, face à la guerre" Podcasts

The project consists of two parts. The first part is the "Explaining Ukraine" podcast by Internews Ukraine about Ukraine and the war. Besides bringing testimonies and sharing impressions from the liberated territories, in this podcast we also provide weekly updates about major events in and around Ukraine, and record some deeper conversations about Ukrainian culture, society, history and identity. https://ukraineworld.org/podcasts
The second part of the project is a podcast in French, “Ukraine, face à la guerre”. The aim is to propose a renewed and in-depth dialogue on this war in French. Even if the military reality of the conflict has been very regularly covered by the international media, we want, from the inside of Ukraine, to give voice to the country and its inhabitants, and to show the way in which, collectively, we are facing this war. 

The podcast is available here: https://anchor.fm/ukraine-fr/ and https://li.sten.to/ukraine_fr

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Stories from the War Zone: Short Videos in French

The project involves producing, recording and sharing for the international French-speaking audience, via the Ukraine Crisis Media Center social network platforms, a series of short (up to 2 minute) videos from de-occupied territories in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as the  cities of Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Sumy.

In these videos I tell the stories of wounded cities and destroyed villages, of tortured people and an annexed future for civilians. Some stories, when relevant, will go further in exploring Ukraine’s history or culture; some will show the signs of hope and reconstruction.

Using my experience as a journalist, being fluent in French and travelling regularly to the east and south of the country with volunteer and PEN Ukraine trips, I plan to do at least 12 trips from fall 2023 until fall 2024, which will result in recording no less than 100 videos in the French language.


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