Cooperative Russian Language News Exchange (RLNE)

5.2 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
Theme Media and Accountability
Donor or donors
Partner or partners Media in or from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
Overall objective To improve the quality of information available in Russian-speaking regions, including greater pluralism and free expression, by providing trustworthy, fact-based, accurate, balanced and timely news and analysis in Russian.
Executed activities

Developed cooperation between the working partnership of independent media in the Eastern Partnership and Russia (members of RLNE).

Achieved results Seven media outlets from the European Union’s Eastern Partnership established closer ties by participating in the start-up phase of the Russian Language News Exchange. They agreed on the main editorial values of cooperation, established procedures for joint decision making and engaged in the creation of a new kind of news-exchange partnership that will enable their audiences to receive good quality news and information about events in the region.