Sonya Koshkina (KSENIIA VASYLENKO)
Sonya is a prominent Ukrainian journalist. She graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, and she has been teaching there for the past five years.She obtained Ph.D. in social communications from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University in Ukraine and was a postgraduate student at Universita Degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata in Italy.
Sonya worked as a political commentator in the Ukrainian newspaper “Den” and the news portal Obozrevatel.Since 2009, she has been editor-in-chief and founder of the news portal Livyi Bereh (LB.ua). Sonya is also the author and presenter of the TV show on Ukrainian channels, author of YouTube project “Kishkina” and the author of the book “Maydan. An Untold Story” and a prize-winner of the All-Ukrainian Prize “Woman of the III millennium”.
Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, she operates from Prague, where she collaborates with Radio Ukraine (“An hour with Sonya Koshkina” program), Charles University (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Journalism), and the European Values Center for Security Policy. Sonya speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, Italian.