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ABOUT OFORUM! UKRAINE MEDIA PRIZE

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Established in 2015, the OForum Ukraine Media Prize is the result of a close collaboration between STB Channel, Inter Channel, and Taras Shevchenko University's School of Journalism. This significant initiative not only marks a pivotal moment in acknowledging media achievements in Ukraine but also symbolizes a successful partnership between the television industry and the academic community.

The cooperative effort of these three key entities has created a conducive environment for interaction and knowledge exchange between television professionals and future journalists. The partnership with Taras Shevchenko University's School of Journalism not only lends prestige and authority to the OForum Ukraine Media Prize but also provides unique insights into current trends and the future development of the media landscape.

This strategic alliance underscores not only the importance of recognizing achievements in the media industry but also the commitment to actively shaping its future. The OForum Ukraine Media Prize goes beyond merely encouraging innovation in media; it actively supports education and development in journalism, cultivating a new generation of professionals with a unique perspective on the dynamic and ever-changing world of media.


The inclusion of Yurii Dudka as an invited jury member marked a turning point, instilling a unique and unparalleled expertise in the Ukrainian media scene from 2017. Under Yurii Dudka's leadership, the award not only gained prestige but also diversified its categories to encompass the evolving facets of media.

By 2017, the Yuri Dudka-led jury successfully attracted new sponsors, solidifying the prize's standing in the broader media community. The following year witnessed a strategic shift as the OForum Ukraine Media Prize forged collaborations with the IT sector and international sponsors, expanding its reach under the continued guidance of Yurii Dudka, Nadiia Matveyeva, and Natasha Vlashchenko.

In 2019, the prize took a significant stride by allocating grants totaling $50,000, placing a strong emphasis on fostering initiatives in media education. This highlighted the award's commitment to staying at the forefront of developments in the ever-evolving media landscape.

Today, the OForum Ukraine Media Prize, with Yurii Dudka, Nadiia Matveieva, and Natasha Vlashchenko as integral members of its jury, remains a steadfast supporter of excellence and innovation in Ukrainian media, embodying the dynamic and transformative nature of the modern media realm.

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