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StopFake launches Donbas newspaper

The StopFake organization says it has launched a new monthly newspaper called Your Right to Know aimed at Ukraine's occupied territories in the eastern Donbas region.

"Donbas is Ukraine" written on a wall / dn.vgorode.ua

Supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine, the publication has two goals, to educate and inform, StopFake reports. 

"Our stories will focus on media literacy, we will help our readers differentiate fakes from real news stories, introduce them to trustworthy media and debunk the newest Russian fakes and propaganda" said the new publication's chief editor Oleksiy Ladyka.

The new publication will also feature stories from RFE/RL's Donbas Realities program focusing on news and analysis from Donbas.

RFE/RL Ukrainian service director Maryana Drach hopes the new publication will help Donbas residents view the events unfolding in their region in a new light and draw independent conclusions.

Lithuanian "elves" combat Russian influence online - WPWith a circulation of 101,000 the new publication will be distributed free of charge through the post to Donetsk and Luhansk regions' residents (Toretsk, Krasnohorivka, Maryanka, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Rubizhne, Popasna, Svatove, Starobilsk, Bilovodsk, Novoaydar, Shchastia). Residents of this areas often have no other source of news outside Russian television, widely known for its propaganda and fake stories.

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