In response to the urgent need facing Ukrainian journalists in the time of Russian full-scale invasion in Ukraine media organizations from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden launched the Ukrainian Media Fund (UMF), an initiative designed to raise funds, provide development support and know how to help local news media companies in Ukraine.

Since March 2022, Ukrainian Media Fund has been focused on supporting operational budgets of few dozens of local media outlets in Ukraine, especially in war zones, equipping hundreds of journalists with protective and communication gear and designing the scenarios of and securing funding for Ukrainian media rebuilt and reconstruction in the aftermath of war.

Since October 2023 Ukrainian Media Fund is operationally led by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

The Ukrainian Media Fund

The Ukrainian Media Fund is an international initiative of media industry in Europe to support Ukrainian journalists and publishers in times of war.


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We cannot achieve our mission without the support of our donors, both individual and institutional. All of us at GMF and UMF deeply appreciate your support.