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Taras Shumeyko

I was born in Kyiv and grew up in the city, and so I have good connections in my native town and the surrounding region. As a journalist, I have worked on many projects in Chernobyl, Crimea, in the West and East of Ukraine, and recently in the conflict zone in the Eastern Ukraine. I know archives: I work in photo/video archives, SBU/KGB archives of declassified documents etc. Since 1998 I have worked as a researcher, fixer, local journalist and  producer. 

I have worked for BBC Panorama, National Geographic, Australian TV '60 minutes', ARD, VPRO Netherlands and many other TV companies.  Most of my recent projects have covered the current situations in politics, war in Ukraine and Chernobyl Accident, these include: Trump’s New America (BBC 2017), Conspiracy files: Who shot down MH-17? (BBC 2015), Putin's Gamble (BBC Panorama 2014), Behind the balaclavas (BBC Panorama 2014), Invisible Enemy (the history of the Chernobyl Power Plant and city Prypyat, 2013 - onwards) etc.  However, I can also carry out research and work as a fixer for projects that include corruption, right & left movement and other subjects. 
From January 2011 till December 2016 I worked as a  journalist of Polish Radio (Ukrainian Service).

My native languages are Ukrainian and Russian, I fluently speak English and Polish, near fluently - French.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you need to cover a story in Ukraine.

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