Yevhen Fedchenko

Yevhen Fedchenko

Director, The Mohyla school of journalism; Co-founder, StopFake, Ukraine

Yevhen Fedchenko, Ph.D is co-founder and Chief Editor of fact-checking website, leading hub of expertise on Russian disinformation. He is also Director of the Mohyla School of Journalism at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. He is advising on issues of tackling disinformation and media literacy, is an active commentator of Ukrainian politics and speaker at numerous high-level international conferences.

Yevhen spent more than 25 years with media industry, covering international stories for different types of media and leading Foreign news desk at one of main Ukrainian TV channels.

After moving to academia, he was teaching International Relations, was a co-founder of Digital Future of Journalism program for journalists and Digital Media for Universities Internet journalism curriculum development program. Now he teaches courses on International news.

His main interests are information wars, propaganda and weaponization of information, coverage of international politics in media and public diplomacy, digital journalism and innovations, journalism education in transitional societies, news standards. He contributed his comments to the NYT, RFE/RL, BBC, NPR, WNYC, Politico, Public Radio International, Radio Canada International, CBC, Mashable, SKY etc.

In 2006 – 2007 Fedchenko was co-director of Ohio University / Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Linkage Program (US Department of State project), in Fall 2005 and Spring 2007 he was Visiting professor at Ohio University (Athens, OH, USA). In 2010-2011 Yevhen Fedchenko was Fulbright visiting professor at USC Annenberg(Los Angeles, USA).