Olga Iurkova

Creator & Co-Founder, www.stopfake.org
Age 36, Ukraine
for fighting propaganda

About Olga Iurkova

Olgsa Iurkova is the creator and co-founder of stopfake.org, an independent Ukrainian website launched by young journalists in 2014. It reveals false information about events in Ukraine. The website includes articles in the form of revealing false news, weekly video newscasts, podcasts and informational materials to educate readers on the issue of propaganda as well as on the ways of news distortion. Stopfake team has already verified tens of thousands of articles, photos and videos, and revealed almost 700 of fakes.

Ms Iurkova has over 10 years of experience in journalism. She headed the local multimedia newsroom in Ternopil region of Ukraine for six years. It included website (which became the most visited online news media in the region), daily and weekly newspapers. She later moved to Kiev and is now the head the "Donbass, Crimea and refugees" deprtamnet at a national multi-media newsroom Nova Informacia.

Ms Iurkova is anew media trainer in Ukraine. She specializes in multimedia journalism, newsroom management and fact-checking.