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WDRB News hosts Ukrainian journalists

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News doesn't just go in-depth for stories in our viewing area: this week we have some international coverage as we host journalists from Ukraine.

WDRB was chosen by the U.S. State Department to partner with the IREX. It's a program that assists news organizations in developing countries with professional training and technical assistance. 

"The United States have very high standards of journalism, and this is a very big experience for us," said Viktoriia Lut, general manager of TV Vikka Cherkasy, through a translator. "And even though the United States and Ukraine have very different financial resources for TV, an also different legislative environment, still the approaches to journalism are very similar. We also have many similar ideas for TV shows."

Over the past six years, WDRB has hosted dozens of journalists from several nations. 

WDRB journalists also travel to stations overseas to teach employees in their own environments.

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