Karachun’s publications had a positive practical result for a significant number of residents of Donetsk region

Over the course of two months of participating in the project “Effective Local Media: Digital Development to Attract Communities,” the Karachun website published two dozen detailed articles.

Their topics cover a wide range, including the successful relocation experiences of local enterprises to the rear regions of Ukraine, the lives of frontline communities, the efforts of farmers and public organizations in the de-occupied territories, effective fundraising experiences to aid the Defense Forces of Ukraine, debunking narratives and dispelling fakes from Russian propaganda that Russians spread to residents of the Donetsk region, and the challenges faced by internally displaced persons who have returned from evacuation to their homes.

According to journalistic genres, these articles incorporated elements of reportage and interviews.

These articles were shared on various information platforms, including the “Karachun” website, the Sloviansk newspaper “Visti,” the Telegram channel “Karachun,” and the Facebook page of the same name.

The articles prepared within the framework of the project had a loud reader response. They were read by tens of thousands of residents of the northern part of Donetsk region. Almost every article was accompanied by comments and reviews from readers.

There are obvious leading articles in terms of the number of views. One of them is an article entitled “How Many “Local” Migrants Live in Sloviansk at Home.” It has gained more than 6000 thousand views on the Karachun website. More than four thousand people read this article in the Telegram channel of Karachun. More than three thousand residents of the Kramatorsk District read it in the newspaper “Visti”. This underscores the urgency of the issue raised in the article: residents of Sloviansk, once registered as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), have returned home but still receive state payments, commonly referred to as “displaced” money. In this case, it is illegal to receive it.

Unfortunately, there were some articles that had much more modest results. For example, the article “Who and How Satisfies the Information Hunger of Sloviansk Residents” has garnered a little more than a thousand views on the Karachun website. But in the Karachun Telegram channel it gained more than four thousand views. Similar indicators were observed in the article “Sviatohirsk – a City That You Need to Love with Deeds. Who and How Does It Today.”

Although, according to the author of the articles, the subject of these articles is relevant for many residents of the region.

Each of the published articles had a positive practical result for a significant number of residents of the northern part of Donetsk region. First, these articles informed people and provided answers to some of the most pressing problems for them. These are, first of all, such articles as “Who Wins Today: Sellers or Buyers of Real Estate in Sloviansk?”, “How False fears About Bandera Kill Residents of Donetsk Region.” Secondly, they contained positive examples, and therefore were charged with optimism (articles “Sloviansk Dream Comes to Life in the Poltava region”, “How Frontline Mykolaiivka Solves its Everyday Problems”).

Sometimes the positive result of articles prepared within the framework of the project was also measured in monetary form. The article “Will Sloviansk Residents Make a Gift for the Anniversary of Viktor Levit, Which He Dreams Of?” helped raise almost three hundred thousand hryvnias for the purchase of an evacuation vehicle for the Donbass Battalion.

This publication was created with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of “Karachun” internet media and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.