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Sergii Leshchenko

Journalist and former Member of Parliament

Sergii Leshchenko is a former member of Ukrainian Parliament who had been working as investigative journalist for online-newspaper “Ukrainska Pravda” from 2000 until 2014. He helped to launch the “Stop Censorship!” movement in 2010 and “Chesno” campaign that called for transparency in parliament.

In 2013, Mr. Leshchenko was awarded a Press Prize by the German ZEIT Foundation and in 2014 he was honored with the NDI’s Democracy Award. Sergii was Reagan-Fascell Fellow in the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington, DC). He is the author of two books about high level corruption in Ukraine.