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Regional Reporting Fellowships

2016-2017 Regional Reporting Fellows

Anush Muradyan, Armenia

Anush Muradyan is currently a journalist at Public TV Company of Armenia. She worked on a special correspondent project for several months covering social problems throughout the country and presenting all sides of the issues. Anush’s reporting focuses are agriculture, education, and social problems. She graduated from Yerevan State University with a major in journalism, communications, media, and society. In 2016 she attended a workshop about work in conflict zones organized by the Media Initiatives Center. She speaks Armenian, Russian, and English.

Anastasia Piliuhina, Belarus

Anastasia Piliuhina graduated from Belarusian State University with a degree in history and has also completed courses at the Journalism School of the Belarusian Association of Journalist and IBB School of Journalism. She has worked as a freelance journalist for Inter Press Service news agency and is a contributor to various web publications including the RFE/RL’s Belarus Service. She speaks Belarusian, Russian, and English.

Veaceslav Ceban, Moldova

Veaceslav Ceban currently works for Publica TV in Chisinau in the news department creating reports for a show called Moldova, Country of Miracles. Prior to that, Veaceslav worked for Accent TV based in Chisinau. Veaceslav studied at the Academy of Chisinau, where he majored in music, theatre, and fine arts. He speaks Romanian, Russian, and English.

Viktoriia Zhuhan, Ukraine

Viktoriia Zhuhan currently works for Euromaidan Press as a contributing editor. She conducts interviews and writes and edits news and feature stories for the website. She also works for Espreso TV based in Kiev, where she writes columns and news on international and domestic politics. She has Bachelor’s degree in political science from Kharkiv National University and a Master’s degree in media marketing and public relations from Spoleczna Akademia Nauk in Warsaw, Poland. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Polish.

About The Fellowship

The RFE/RL Regional Reporting Fellowship contributes to the professional development of aspiring journalists in Eastern Partnership countries in support of media freedom and independence in the region. The program is open to aspiring journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

Participation in the Fellowship is guided by RFE/RL’s mission to practice independent, fact-based journalism in support of democracy and human rights. The program, now in its second year, is financed by a grant from the US Embassy of the Czech Republic.