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DW delivers a new perspective on Ukraine


Since the beginning of the uprising against the government in Ukraine, DW has been providing comprehensive coverage both on location and in the background. Expanding on this is Geofaktor, a new TV magazine for Ukraine launched by DW on January 31.  The 26-minute news program will be broadcast in Ukrainian once a week on the popular private broadcaster TVi based in Kiev.

Geofaktor will deliver European and German perspectives and reactions to the events in Ukraine along with coverage of political, social and economic issues that have relevance to daily life in the strained eastern European nation. The program is the newest element of DW’s widely expanded coverage of the pivotal social protests in Ukraine. Since the protests broke out, DW has been providing continuously updated reporting that is bolstered by extra correspondents sent to Kiev. The number of visits to DW’s online platforms in Ukrainian and Russian has skyrocketed in recent weeks, a sign that DW is providing those in affected regions with essential independent and accurate news coverage.

After its first broadcast on January 31, the program will be rebroadcast by TVi Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Episodes can also be seen on-demand on DW’s Ukrainian website. The magazine will be anchored by Kristina Nikolaychuk, who has been with DW since 2004.The program is being produced in Bonn by members of DW’s Ukrainian editorial team. Geofaktor was previously broadcast only in Russian.


2014-02-11 | 12:10