Denis Bihus is a Ukrainian journalist, editor and broadcaster, correspondent with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and lecturer at the Ukrainian Media School. Denis came to us with a branding challenge. He wanted to combine all the projects under one umbrella: • bihus.info website; • ‘Svoi liudy’ website; • ‘Tysny’ website; • redesign of ‘Declarations’ website… Not taking into account about 15 different extra projects: media, online, video, etc.
Bihus.Info is a team of journalists, lawyers, activists and IT professionals who want to make a change. They conduct investigative journalism and expose corruption, create IT tools for power control, form networks of activists and lawyers in the regions and create cool video content: interviews, blogs, social video formats, involve citizens in charitable projects and so on.
Tysny is a Bihus.Info legal initiative aimed at supporting the work of journalists after investigations have taken place, monitoring criminal cases opened on the basis of accusations and raising the legal awareness of activists in the regions.
Svoi liudy is a network of powerful lawyers from different regions of Ukraine who assist journalists and activists. It is a platform for activists to find lawyers in their area and get free legal assistance. In a nutshell, they gather lawyers’ contacts on the platform, tell NGOs about them and pay for their services, instead of activists and journalists having to do it.
The Declarations Project is the largest database of Ukrainian officials’ declarations, with a full-text search engine and analytical system. The Declarations project emerged in December 2014, when declarations of officials undergoing lustration were first published on the Ministry of Justice website. The declarations were published in an extremely inconvenient form – in the form of archives containing scanned papers. The main idea of Bihus.Info team was to translate the scans filled with bad handwriting, giving them a truly electronic look.
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