Managing Editor for Investigative Programming, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (REF/RL), Kyiv
Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
(January, August, September 2015)
Saving a Bird of Prey. A Book about Ukraine’s Revolution
Saving a Bird of Prey (working title) is a book about human courage and solidarity that defies fear and uncertainty. It tells the story of a policeman who as a part of his job gets to see a video showing a protester being tortured by the police. This shocking discovery leads him to question the system of which he had been a part, and he decides to leak it to the public. Forced to run for his life, he finally manages – with the help of his friends – obtain a visa for a European country and flees Ukraine. The officer’s story encapsulates the whole reason behind Ukraine‘s EuroMaidan revolution and shows how it worked – through mutual trust and support.