Oleg Khomenok, GIJN Board member, coordinator of SCOOP project in Ukraine, Senior Media Advisor of Internews Network, has 20 years of experience in journalism, media education, and managing investigative reporting and media support projects in the post-Soviet media environment. Oleg has eight years of experience working as a reporter investigating political campaigns and ethnic minority issues in Crimea.
Coordinating YanukovychLeaks.org project from the start, Oleg together with a team of Ukrainian reporters organized tens of thousands of financial documents from the former Ukrainian president, rescuing and publishing them online. He had been involved in establishing SCOOP activities in Ukraine and Belarus since 2003, and has extensive experience consulting, coordinating, and networking investigative reporters.
He is co-founder of Crimean Information and Press Center and Regional Press Development Institute, two Ukrainian NGOs now members of GIJN. During the past decade Khomenok conducted several dozen trainings in investigative journalism techniques and strategies for investigative reporters in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and other countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia.