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On Religious Persecution of Christians in the ‘Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics’: Clerics Murdered, Places of Worship Captured

15.03.2015

Vsi Razom Civil Movement has conducted monitoring of the facts of religious persecution on the occupied territories of the Donbass. All the information representing acts of violence done to Christians and clerics has been carefully charted. Data as to cases of church buildings and other property capture has been recorded. Besides the current state of [...]

Desiring Shalom

13.01.2015

Ukraine has been under shelling for 9 months. And it is only now after 23 years of independence that the big and awkward neighbor wants that we disappear as a nation altogether. Israel has been under constant fire from rocket attacks for 66 years. Since the day it was first established as a nation every [...]

Ukrainian tribute to our friend Arne Fjeldstad

24.11.2014

In early 2008 he wrote his first letter to me — an invitation to a Journalism Conference in the Czech Republic. A few months later in May Arne Fjeldstad and I met in person for the first time.  Three delegates from Ukraine and a few dozen from all over Europe gathered together in Prague at [...]

Truth wins

19.11.2014

“Let the people know the facts and the country will be safe.” – Abraham Lincoln “The first casualty when war comes is truth.” – Hiram Johnson Over the two past centuries, mass media has been a full-fledged subject of military conflicts across the world. Initially represented by newspapers, mass media gradually expanded its platform to [...]

About journalistic neutrality

29.08.2014

Political neutrality – is the rule of a good etiquette for a journalist. But even this seemingly immutable tenet starting to oscillate and fall. Monitoring the processes in the World’s largest media, I come to the conclusion that the politically neutral journalism either rooted in the past, or, at least, is no longer exalted to [...]

Analytical Note on the Ukrainian Crisis (by Ruslan Kukharchuk)

09.08.2014

We can witness an extremely critical situation due to the political crisis and the military conflict in Ukraine. It started to evolve in November 2013 when President Victor Yanukovych announced his decision to postpone the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union. Great numbers of inhabitants in the eastern regions of Ukraine welcomed [...]

Maidan and faith in God

22.12.2013

Nobody expected a revolution in Ukraine at the end of 2013 which came as a result of the Ukrainian Government’s decision to suspend signing the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. The next day hundreds of people – mainly journalists, political activists and students – poured into the streets in cities across the country to express their protest. [...]

Novomedia Journalists Association Is Now International

20.03.2013

In late December 2012, Novomedia received the official confirmation of its status change from all-Ukrainian to international. Novomedia has long been working outside Ukraine, with its membership cards issued to citizens of a number of countries. Throughout these years, journalists from neighboring and far-abroad states had continuously appealed to the Association’s office in Kyiv, suggesting [...]

Biography
  • Ruslan Kukharchuk – a journalist, media manager, social leader, and preacher.
  • Involved in journalism since 2000 – journalist and column editor of a local newspaper Chornomorets (Skadovsk, Kherson region). Since April 2003 – managing editor of All-Ukrainian Christian newspaper KAMEN' Kraeugolniy (The Cornerstone).
  • In 2004 takes the lead in establishing the Association of Journalists, Publishers, and Broadcasters Novomedia and becomes its president. Since 2011 serves as a steering committee chair of the International Novomedia Forum.
  • In September 2003 holds a public action against LGBT procession in Kyiv and succeeded. Since then a far-reaching movement with the above said name has grown and developed in Ukraine as well as abroad.
  • In the summer of 2010 passed the leadership of both LAH movement and the above said steering committee. Assumed the leadership of the civic movement All Together.
  • Over the years works for a number of Ukrainian TV channels, printed and electronic media as a reporter, parliamentary correspondent, anchor, copy editor, managing editor (TV channels НТН (NTN), CBN-CIS, ТВi (TVi), CITI (CITY); newspapers Stolichnie Novosti (Metropolitan News), Delovaya Nedelya (Business Week); news website www.mignews.com.ua, etc.).
  • Owns several web resources: information portal Vse Novosti (All News), website NHM – Novosti Khristianskogo Mira (CWN – Christian World News), music blog journal mBlog.
  • Public speaker and trainer. Teaches journalism, teleproduction, media management, mass communications, and PR in Ukraine and abroad.
  • Possesses degrees in Journalism, Directing, and Theology.
  • Author of the book Desyatka (Bullseye).
  • Born in Ordzhonikidze (Dnepropetrovsk region), raised in Skadovsk (Kherson region), resides in Kyiv.

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