Several Ukrainian journalists fled the war and went to Romania and managed to continue their work in the newsrooms here thanks to Romanian colleagues who co-opted them into their teams. One such newsroom is Context.ro, a platform founded in 2022 by journalists Attila Biro, Cristian Andrei Leonte and British journalist Stephen McGrath, a team that has been running a project for refugee journalists since the start of the war, reports the War Street Journal.
Yana Skoryna, 30, is a journalist who arrived in Romania after several stops. Born in Lugansk, Yana has known war for many years. While her family stayed in the Donbas region, Yana went to university in Crimea.
Yana does not consider herself a refugee and believes that using this term for her compatriots who have fled the war is wrong because, she says, refugee means that you cannot return to your country, while Ukrainians are actually granted temporary protection, which gives them a different status from refugees. In fact, according to the DEX, a refugee is a person who retreats from an occupied territory, flees danger and seeks support or shelter elsewhere. She is offended and hurt when she is called a refugee because this would imply that she cannot return home.
What is the War Street Journal Project
War Street Journal is a media project dedicated to Ukrainians fleeing the war, which aims to share the experiences of our neighbours who have recently found sanctuary in Romania, as well as the stories of the Ukrainian people.
On the project’s official website, in addition to stories similar to Yana’s, you can find a news section relevant to the Ukrainian community in Romania and the podcast Palianytsia, dedicated to Ukrainian history.
The first episode of the podcast explores the subject of the Holodomor, the famine that claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s. This episode, whose name is formed from the Ukrainian words holod (hunger) and mor (extermination), was part of a wider famine that also affected Soviet Russia and Kazakhstan, but Ukraine suffered the most casualties.
All content is available in Romanian, Ukrainian and English.
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