Natalia Ligachova

Natalia Ligachova is the editor-in-chief of “Telekritika” web portal and chairman of the directorial board of Telekritika Public Organization. She graduated from the Kyiv State University, Department of Journalism (1984). She worked at the sociological researches department and at the cinema editorial board at the State Broadcasting Company of the Soviet Ukraine, then later on – at the Ukrainian State TV Company. She was editor and host of such programs as “All About Cinema”, “Cinema with no Playing”. Later, she worked as an observer on cinema issues in “Kievskie vedomosti” (“Kiev News”) newspaper (1992-1995). From 1996, she worked at “Den’” (“Day”) newspaper where she led her author column “TV Week with Natalia Lygachova”. In 10 years of its existence, “Telekritika” became the main platform for professional discussions on media, documentary filmmaking and TV films in Ukraine. Natalia is the Distinguished Journalist of Ukraine (2007), winner of Internews Media Leadership Award (USA, 2008) and Gerd Bucerius Prize for “Free Press of Eastern Europe” (ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin, 2011).