Journalists of Poltava Region Learn How to Conduct Investigations Based on EITI Report Data
21 April 2017

On April 18, representatives of the Social Service of Ukraine, Poltava Branch, delivered a seminar for journalists of the Poltava region about the results of implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Ukraine. Experts explained how to use the data of EITI Reports to write investigative articles on extractive industries.

The representatives of mass media have expressed their interest in seminars for the reporters who already have some experience of conducting investigations in extractive industries. As relevant topics for future meetings, they have mentioned the following: Prospects for extraction of shale gas and its impact on environment and human health; payment of PIT by extractive companies into local budgets; budget revenues of local communities and concrete examples of their use; guarantees of environmental safety during extraction of mineral resources; and experience of collaboration between extractive companies and local communities.