Core Team

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Eugene Zaslavsky, Executive Director

Prior to joining the Media Development Foundation in 2017, Eugene worked in Detector Media and NGO East Ukraine. He has a degree in publishing and editing from the East Ukrainian Volodymyr Dahl University


Lisa Kukharska, сommunication manager

Lisa used to work as a journalist at the New West Media, then joined Media Pulse as a media analytic.

Lisa majors in International Communication at the Institute of International Relations.


EVgenIIa OliiNYk, Head of Research and insights

Evgeniia is an experienced researcher and manager (10+ years) working in Ukrainian NGO, think tanks on policy analysis, media trends and media consumption. She is also a PhD of Political Science in Ukraine (Chernivtsi National University).


Margarita Butusova, Head Accountant

Before joining Media Development Foundation’s team in April 2019, Margarita had previously been working as an accountant in the following NGOs: Kennan Institute’s Kyiv Office, Music Camp International, SELab. Social Entrepreneurship Lab and Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum. She obtained master’s degree in accounting and audit from the Donetsk State University of Management.


Tetiana Gordiienko, Editor

 Worked as a journalist at online portal MediaSapiens (NGO Detector Media) and editor at analytical portal Finance.UA. Alumna of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, School of Journalism. .


Iryna Hoiuk, assistant project management

Prior to joining the Media Development Foundation in 2019, Ira worked in the NGO Young Folks LV, in the media outlet of, in the NGO Debate Federation of Ukraine, in the hyperlocal media outlet

She has a degree in journalism from the National University of Ostroh Academy.

Key experts

Andriy Boborykin

Publisher at Vector and Former Chief Editor at