The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation has joined a coalition of international organizations and publishers supporting Ukraine's resistance through a fundraising campaign for independent Ukrainian media. So far, Wyborcza collected over EUR 150,000 in donations.
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The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation has joined a network of international NGOs and publishers helping Ukraine’s resistance. Together with its partners, it has established a Fund for Independent Ukrainian Media and is now running a special initiative supporting The Fix Media campaign and journalistic organizations working directly in the attacked country. So far, Wyborcza has raised over EUR 150,000 in donations. The fundraiser is still ongoing. You can donate by clicking here .

The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was established to promote media freedom and journalistic integrity. It also works to advance the development of independent journalism both domestically and internationally in cooperation with some of Europe’s largest media outlets.

In the face of the Russian invasion on Ukraine and a rising tide of disinformation, the Wyborcza Foundation partnered with a group of international NGOs and outlets to create a fund for Independent Ukrainian Media, and support journalists and publishers working in the war zone.

- The initiative was picked up by Peter Wolodarski, who is a member of the Foundation's Council. Thanks to his contacts, within 24 hours we’ve set up a network of Scandinavian organizations who expressed their willingness to join our activities and provide financial support. Currently, there is a snowball effect - having heard from our partners about the activities within the Fund, ever more organizations and publishers are joining our initiative. It is an amazing effort and a show of great solidarity on the part of our colleagues - says Joanna Krawczyk, President of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation, also in charge of Wyborcza Philanthropies.

The Fund was joined by media organizations from all over Europe: Bonnier News from Sweden, the Danish Newspapers Association, Finnish Media Federation and News Media Finland, the Norwegian Media Businesses' Association, and the Swedish Media Publishers' Association.

Currently, the initial capital of the Fund amounts to more than PLN 600 000.

Within the first five days since launching the fundraiser, donors have already contributed some EUR 150,000 to the cause. - The funds raised will go towards purchasing the necessary equipment for journalists working in war zones, providing financial support to Ukrainian journalists and media organizations, as well as relocating journalists to Poland and other EU countries. To this end, we are working with media outlets and organizations on the ground and in other European countries. Initial funds have already been transferred, equipment orders are in progress - adds Joanna Krawczyk.

The Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was established in 2018 by Wyborcza’s publisher Agora. Following the example of the New York Times Company and The Guardian Media Group, the Agora created a non-profit organization to develop valuable media projects and pursue important social goals. For more information about the Foundation's current projects please go to the following website .

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