Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the 2402 Foundation has been working to protect and support journalists in Ukraine and doing as much as possible to respond promptly to requests from media professionals. To increase professional assistance and expand the strategic directions of the Fund, it was decided to involve competent partners and launch an Advisory Board.

The main tasks of the Board members are to provide consultations, expert assessment, and professional advice on various areas of the Fund's work to improve the situation with the safety and protection of journalists in Ukraine, to support and provide everything necessary for as many media professionals who cover the war as possible. Board members will analyze the effectiveness of the Fund's activities, share recommendations, act as ambassadors of the Foundation in conversations with donors, and represent 2402 in the public sphere.

"The creation of the Advisory Board is a new major step in the activities and development of the 2402 Foundation. Each of its members is a brilliant professional with extensive and unique experience that will help to take a deeper and broader look at the problems of journalists' safety, attract the world's attention, and develop concrete ways to solve them. I am very grateful to my colleagues for agreeing to become members of the Advisory Board and helping us become more useful and effective. By combining our common aspirations, competence, and efforts, I am confident that we will be able to do much more to support and protect journalists in Ukraine," says Roman Stepanovych, Head and co-founder of the 2402 Foundation.

The Advisory Board includes:
Kerry Paterson - Deputy Director of Emergencies at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), USA
Elisabeth Cantenys - Executive Director of the ACOS Alliance, Great Britain
Christian Borys - founder of the Saint Javelin Foundation, former journalist, Canada
Angelina Kariakina - Ukrainian journalist, Head of News at Suspilne UA (Ukrainian Public Broadcaster), co-founder of Public Interest Journalism LAB, Ukraine
Olha Rudneva - co-founder of the Superhumans center for treatment and rehabilitation of war victims, former director of the Olena Pinchuk Foundation, Ukraine
Mstyslav Chernov - director, documentary filmmaker, writer, and founder of the Association of Photographers of Ukraine, Ukraine
It is important to note that the Board does not interfere with the 2402 Foundation's activities or influence its current work or policy but only performs advisory and expert functions.
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