Mariia Ivanova

(Journalist from Ukraine, JiR in 2023)


“The war in Ukraine is not only a physical danger, but also a major economic crisis. In 2022, hundreds of my colleagues in television lost their jobs. The ECPMF programme helped me stay in the profession. In Germany, I met new people and colleagues. In addition, as a producer, I was able to win a grant to produce a film about the war. And now, thanks to my connections in Germany, I support video production in Ukraine. ECPMF has become a bridge between Ukraine and Germany at a time of crisis for our industry.”

Photos: Alexander Shelegov