SAYMON OSTROVSKY

Simon Ostrovsky is an award-winning American journalist and documentary filmmaker for VICE News. He has covered the former Soviet Union extensively for a number of outlets but is best known for his Emmy-nominated VICE News series, Russian Roulette, which gave viewers an unvarnished view of the Ukrainian conflict from the ground. More recently he produced a documentary titled Selfie Soldiers for VICE News, which uses the social media posts of a Russian soldier to track his unit's movements from its base in Siberia to the battlefield in eastern Ukraine, disproving the Kremlin's official claims that Russia had no part in the war. About modern conflicts and the role of media in them Simon will share his thoughts on the stage #TEDxKyiv2015

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