German TV station hires Ukrainian anchor to host news show

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COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German broadcaster RTL has employed a Ukrainian presenter to host a each day information present for others…

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German broadcaster RTL has employed a Ukrainian presenter to host a each day information present for others who’ve fled their homeland after the Russian invasion.

The industrial broadcaster stated Karolina Ashion will current a 10-minute Ukrainian-language information program Mondays to Fridays addressed to the virtually 200,000 individuals who have already arrived in Germany from Ukraine up to now month.

“We need to attain the people who find themselves fleeing proper now, who’ve to go away their house nation, who might not communicate English, and that’s why we’re making a information provide in Ukrainian,” stated Malte Baumberger, the undertaking supervisor for RTL’s “Ukraine Replace” program. “In order that these individuals can discover out what’s going on of their nation proper now and what’s the political state of affairs.”

Ashion solely made it to Germany a couple of week in the past herself, following an arduous journey from Kyiv through Moldova and Romania.

Her male colleagues, who aren’t allowed to go away Ukraine if they’re between 18 and 60, are nonetheless broadcasting out of a bomb shelter within the nation’s capital, she stated.

“My life has modified fully,” Ashion stated. “However I’m Ukrainian, and I need to be like a voice of freedom for individuals. For all of the individuals affected by this (conflict).”

RTL stated it’s planning on additional increasing their “Ukraine Replace” information provide by hiring extra Ukrainian journalists. The present is offered through numerous RTL and N-TV on-line platforms and YouTube.

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