We were worried about the editor of front-line Volnovakha who was driving his family away from the town under fire
and praying for his friends to make it through to evacuation buses.
We were terrified to watch the Popasna editor's house damaged by an explosion, and we were thrilled with his courageous
decision to stay in the town, to help locals with evacuation and food, and continue updating the website.
We supported the 18-y.o. editor of Newyorker.city website (New York as in a settlement in Donetsk region),
whose father got killed in action by the Russian army.
We were persuading the teams of other media to evacuate to safer locations and getting refusals.
People want to stand for their hometowns for as long as possible.
An editor of our network has joined the Army of Ukraine;
others joined territorial defense forces in their towns. Others stand on the media front.
Some, as they fear for their lives, were forced to suspend operation of their websites:
Russia has started intimidating journalists in the temporary occupied territories.
Others keep working despite the threats.