Oleksiy Matsuka (Ukraine)

Is a veteran investigative journalist from Donetsk. He has worked as the editor of the regional news website Novosti Donbassa, which charts politics, corruption, and abuses of authority, for the past 10 years. In August 2011, an unidentified intruder set Matsuka’s apartment on fire following the publication of several articles on the embezzlement of public funds by senior regional officials. In the summer of 2013, he started a new project called Donetskaya Pravda. It is dedicated to the investigation of public officials, local government spending, public bidding on government contracts, and corruption. Soon after launching the project, he and his coworkers endured threats, surveillance, harassment and intimidation. Now he leads Hromadske TV Donetsk and he also works for RFE/RL.