German TV Channel Hires Ukrainian Presenter to Host News Program

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German broadcaster RTL has hired a Ukrainian presenter to host a daily news program for those who fled their country after the Russian invasion

COLOGNE, Germany — German broadcaster RTL has hired a Ukrainian presenter to host a daily news program for those who fled their homeland after the Russian invasion.

“We want to reach people who are fleeing at the moment, who have to leave their country of origin, who may not speak English, and that’s why we offer an information offer in Ukrainian,” said Malte Baumberger. , project manager for RTL. Ukraine Update Program”. “So that these people can know what is happening in their country at the moment and what the political situation is.”

Ashion herself only arrived in Germany about a week ago, after an arduous journey from kyiv via Moldova and Romania.

Her male colleagues, who are not allowed to leave Ukraine if they are between the ages of 18 and 60, are still broadcasting from an air raid shelter in the country’s capital, she said.

“My life has completely changed,” Ashion said. “But I am Ukrainian, and I want to be like a voice of freedom for people. For everyone who is suffering from this (war).”

RTL said it planned to further expand its “Ukraine Update” news offering by hiring more Ukrainian journalists. The show is available via various online platforms RTL and N-TV and YouTube.

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