Nonresident Research Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
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January 05, 2018
The holiday season ended abruptly on January 1 as Ukrainians learned about the murder of lawyer and human rights activist Iryna Nozdrovska. This is a gruesome start for 2018, even for a country at war. We stopped having regular New…
December 05, 2017
Former Georgian President and Odesa oblast governor Mikheil Saakashvili was taken into custody in Kyiv on December 5. His supporters eventually freed him and he addressed a large crowd outside of the parliament. Later in the day, Prosecutor General Yuriy…
October 19, 2017
On October 19, several thousand protesters in Kyiv cheered as parliament passed a bill that will lift parliamentary immunity. It was not the only victory of the day; parliament approved major health care reform as well.This was the third day…
July 24, 2017
Journalists and activists in Eastern Europe have been fighting modern propaganda for years. It is time to deploy the lessons of those battles to newsrooms in Washington and beyond.I’ve been exposing organized lies professionally for years now. It started when…
March 29, 2017
While the world is distracted by multiple crises, Ukraine’s ruling elites are trying to undo the modest progress the country has achieved since the Maidan Revolution.Despite the mainstream narrative, when it comes to reforms in post-revolutionary Ukraine, the record has…
Maxim Eristavi is a nonresident research fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. Mr. Eristavi is also a Ukrainian writer, media entrepreneur, and civil rights advocate. He is one of the most well-known English-speaking journalists stationed in Eastern Europe. In 2014, Mr. Eristavi co-founded Hromadske International, an independent start-up news outlet that seeks to combine news analysis, high-quality journalism in English and Russian languages, and new media tools to fill perceived gaps in news coverage of Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Eristavi is a founding consultant for the Russian Language News Exchange, the first content network of Russian-language independent newsrooms in Eastern Europe. Mr. Eristavi began his career working as a news reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and has been a contributor for the BBC, CNN International, Al-Jazeera America, Huffington Post TV, Reuters, Foreign Policy, the New Republic, and Politico. He is the only openly gay journalist in Ukraine and has been an outspoken voice in raising civil rights issues of the region abroad. Mr. Eristavi is a 2015 Poynter fellow at Yale University with a focus on informational wars and pan-regional LGBTI civil rights movements. He is also a 2016 fellow at International Leadership Program, UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and a 2016-2017 fellow at Millennium Leadership Program at the Atlantic Council.
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