Kyrylo Loukerenko

The Role of Public Media in the Democratic Process: The Case of Ukraine

Mr. Kyrylo Loukerenko is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hromadske Radio (“Public Radio” in Ukrainian language), a leading public news broadcasting service that provides timely and balanced news on current affairs in Ukraine.  From 2012 to 2013, he worked at TVi TV channel, one of the few voices of responsible journalism at the time, serving as editor of a weekly TV magazine and co-presenter of the daily show “Znak Oklyku” (Exclamation Mark), covering Ukraine’s widely criticized 2012 parliamentary elections, among other topics.  In the early 2000s, he worked as a producer and special correspondent for the BBC’s Ukrainian Service in London and Kyiv.  During his fellowship, Mr. Loukerenko is researching public media in the United States and using his findings to draw a roadmap for a sustainable public media environment in Ukraine.  He hopes to disseminate his findings in two formats: a report on policy recommendations addressed to legislators and public media and a pamphlet addressed to ordinary citizens, to be published on hromadske.radio.