Plus Communications is working with the Ukrainian Volunteer Journalist Initiative, a community of reporters, business owners, lawyers and students, to assist foreign journalists covering the Russian invasion of the country.
The volunteer organization wants to make sure the Ukrainian perspective is presented in the global media. UVJI produces a daily news digest of translated news from military, civilian and support fronts.
It will help jounalists report about political and cultural developments in Ukraine and work to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda.
Launched Feb. 27, three days after the Russian invasion, UVJI also will connect foreign reporters with members of the Ukraine government and help research potential stories.
It also will send story pitches and find guests for radio, TV and online reports.
Based in Arlington, VA, Plus will book interviews for US media outlets with UVJI staffers in Ukraine and with members of parliament, former government leaders and citizens impacted by the war.
The public affairs shop is working on a pro bono basis.