Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the 2402 Fund 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 advices 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 Fund 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 Fund. 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.