Ukrainian Center awarded with the state award for information publication 2023
Ukrainian Center project awarded with the state award for information publication 2023. Nadiia Fedorova, a journalist studying at Haaga-Helia University, is among the winners.
The Ministry of Education and Culture awarded the state awards on 12 September in Helsinki. This year, for the first time, the winners included organisations.
In its selection criteria, the Ministry stressed that the community knowledge produced by the project of the Ukrainian Association in Finland is an encouraging example of the value of accessible knowledge in today's world, where people cross borders and take everyday knowledge with them.
– According to the Ministry of Education and Culture's press release of 12 September 2023, the project "Ukrainian Association in Finland" is an encouraging example of the value of accessible knowledge in today's world, where people cross borders and bring everyday knowledge with them.
Nadiia Fedorova, a student at Haaga-Helia, studies at the Haaga-Helia School of Journalism for Journalists with an Immigrant Background. The training is open to people with an immigrant background who have previously worked as a journalist or have received training in the field.
– It is great to be recognised for our work in the field of information. It means that the voice of Ukrainians is heard in Finland. We do our best to inform Ukrainians about Finland, help them to integrate into Finnish society and at the same time provide them with reliable information about Ukraine, said Fedorova.
Photo: Nadiia Fedorova in the library of Haaga-Helia's Pasila campus on 19.9.2023.
State award for information publication 2023
The Ministry of Education and Culture awards the annual state awards for information publication on the basis of a proposal from the Information Publication Advisory Board. In addition to the Ukrainian Center project, this year's prizes were awarded to Faktabaari, TikTok-sossut, photographer Hannu Laakso, professor Maria Lähteenmäki, professor Helka Riionheimo, research manager Minna Sarantola-Weiss, writer, professor emeritus Matti Vuento and the Zacharias Topelius Skrifter project.