Zaborona Media is a Ukrainian independent online media that investigates socially significant issues, covers human rights violations, and talks about contemporary culture. It was founded in 2018 by well-known journalists Kateryna Serhatskova and Roman Stepanovych.
Zaborona covers topics related to Russia’s war against Ukraine, crimes against journalists and freedom of speech, abuse of power, the environment, social issues, and security.
Zaborona is the winner of the prestigious international Free Media Award (2022) and Siebenpfeiffer Award (2022). Zaborona’s journalists are laureates and multiple finalists of the Ukrainian Honor of the Profession award.
Who funds Zaborona?
Zaborona has a transparent funding model that consists of contributions from Patreon readers, grants from international organizations, and partnerships.
We are a community-focused media. We consider it necessary to stand up for our audience.
Read more about Zaborona’s funding here.
Here are our mission and values.
Here is our code of ethics.
And here is our editorial policy.
If you are an advertiser, funder, investor, or patron, please read our principles of cooperation.
Who is who in Zaborona
Kateryna Serhatskova, Roman Stepanovych
Roman Stepanovych / @rmnua
Yevhenia Kostina / @Jane_Kostina
Head of the investigation department
Oleksandr Humeniuk / @humenyuk
Pavlo Bishko / @pavlobishko
Mariya Petrova / @hexentanzz
Kateryna Kruhlyk / @fckkkyropinion
Sonya Gryn / @licet_omnia
Social media editor
Zarina Mykytenko / @zarina_pond
Valentyna Zalevska / @zalevska