Olga Tokariuk is an independent journalist and non-resident fellow at CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis) based in Ukraine. Her professional interests include international relations and disinformation research. Olga has vast experience working with Ukrainian and international media. Her reports were published by TIME, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, NPR, BuzzFeed News (USA), The Evening Standard (UK), EFE (Spain), Il Foglio, ANSA (Italy). She is a former head of foreign news desk at the independent Ukrainian Hromadske TV.
Olga co-authored an investigative documentary about a controversial trial of Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Markiv in Italy, and published a research paper on the role of Russian disinformation in this case. She is a former scholar of the Digital Sherlocks program at the Atlantic Council’s DFR Lab.
Olga Tokariuk holds an MA in political science and international relations from the University of Bologna (Italy) and an MA in journalism from the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Ukraine).
Nataliya Gumenyuk is a well-known Ukrainian journalist specializing in foreign affairs and conflict reporting. She is the founder and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Lab. Nataliya is the author of several documentaries and books, including The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea, and the Maidan Tahrir. Since the start of the Russian full-scale invasion to Ukraine Nataliya regularlt writes for The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Rolling Stone. She also provides commentaries for CNN, MSNBC, Sky News, Fox News, The New York Times, Democracy Now, Time Radio, BBC Radio, ABC Australia, ITV, and other international outlets Gumenyuk was the co-founder and for 5 years head of independent Hromadske TV, and is currently is a Board member. Gumenyuk is a Member of the Council for Freedom For Speech Under the President of Ukraine.
Stanislav Aseyev is a Donetsk-born Ukrainian writer and journalist. He was based in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk and wrote for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, as well as Ukrainian publications Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, Ukrayinskyi Tyzhden and Ukrayinska Pravda under the pen name Stanislav Vasin.
In June 2017, he was captured and unlawfully imprisoned by separatist militia forces for ‘extremism’ and ‘spying’. In spite of the numerous calls to release Stanislav, he was held captive and subjected to torture for over two and a half years. He was released as part of a prisoner exchange in December 2019. In 2021, Stanislav Aseyev was awarded the Taras Shevchenko National Prize for his book ‘In Isolation’.
Stas Aseyev is currently in the Territorial Defence in Kyiv fighting the war.
Isobel is The Guardian's Kyiv Correspondent and formerly wrote as a freelancer for Buzzfeed News and NV. She has worked on investigations into transnational crime and corruption at NGOs and for international publications. Her investigations have appeared in OCCRP, The Verge, The New York Times, The Financial Times and The Times and Kyiv Post.
These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants you access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London.
Includes 1 house drink
Standard Price £15
These are available to full paying members only the nominal £5 fee is redeemable for a drink voucher on the evening.
Primary Member Price £5
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Standard Price £10
Show & Supper (Sold Out)
This Ticket buys you entry to this event and a post event dinner in the Clubroom. What you get: 1 Standard In House event ticket 1 Course - from our Club Classics Card 1 Glass of house wine OR draught.
Standard Price £25
Online participation via ZOOM link for this In House Event, for a nominal donation. Ask questions by raising your virtual hand or submit questions in advance.