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Novomedia Journalists Association Is Now International


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 to expand the mission far beyond one country.

It is important to note that Novomedia members and event participants represent countries as diverse as Ukraine, Russia, Canada, Germany, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan and Norway, among others. In their turn, Novomedia members participate in various friendly international events, such as National Religious Broadcasters forum in the U.S. and the forum of Christian Television and Radio Journalists Association in Russia.

Now that the status change has been legally finalized, Novomedia is an international organization both de jure and de facto. “A number of considerations have been prompting us towards this decision. The official status change is a fully logical step for the Association since it has been working internationally for years now,” — pointed out Ruslan Kukharchuk, Novomedia President.

Mr. Kukharchuk presented the updated Novomedia international strategy to the Association’s team last year. Later in November 2012, at Novomedia International Forum, members of the Association officially voted this strategy and unanimously approved it.

The Novomedia mission is to eliminate confrontation between churches, religious organizations and secular media, as well as to help journalists cultivate timeless Christian values in their professional life. The Association was founded in 2004.


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  • 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.