Anastasia Forina, Ukraine

Anastasia Forina
Kiev Post, Kiev, Ukraine (Home Newsroom)
Chicago Tribune (U.S. Host Newsroom)

Anastasia Forina, 24, is a staff writer at the Kyiv Post, Ukraine’s leading English-language newspaper, where she covers business, politics and lifestyle. She speaks English and Russian as well as Ukrainian.

Upon completing her degree in cultural studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2010, Forina started at the Kyiv Post covering lifestyle. Since 2012 she has been primarily reporting business and financial news.

In 2013, Forina was chosen to participate in ImpactMedia, an international education pilot program created by the Foundation for Effective Governance to foster quality economics journalism in Ukraine. It aims to provide access to top-notch international training in economics journalism to Ukrainian reporters and editors.

During her fellowship, Forina will be hosted by the Chicago Tribune where she aims to learn practical skills of high-impact economics reporting which she will share with colleagues at the Kyiv Post.

About the fellowship, Forina said, “I think that Alfred Friendly program is a good opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge of reporting economics and covering corruption which will contribute to better economics journalism in Ukraine.”

Forina is the first Ukrainian fellow to participate in the Alfred Friendly program. Her fellowship is funded by the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance.