Yana Lyushnevskaya

Senior Journalist and Deputy Editor in Chief, Kyiv Bureau, BBC Monitoring (Ukraine)

Nieman Fellow, Harvard University

Lyushnevskaya is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

Yana LyushnevskayaYana Lyushnevskaya is a senior journalist and deputy editor in chief in the Kyiv bureau of BBC Monitoring, a division of the BBC that reports on and analyzes global media. She covers media, political and security developments in Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic states. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, her coverage has focused on exploring Ukrainian media’s response to the war. Prior to that, she covered major stories including the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, writing stories on the conflict for BBC outlets in English, Ukrainian and Russian. She is a frequent contributor to the BBC’s television and radio programs and a speaker on panel discussions and webinars. She previously worked as a news editor and radio presenter at the Black Sea TV and Radio Company in her home region of Crimea. She is also the host of independent podcast Kyiv Wide Open, exploring the past and present of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Yana is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is studying how media in conflict-torn countries can transition from war to peace and contribute to creating a post-war media environment that is free, diverse and pluralistic.