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Ukraine is a place where so many people - including journalists - are displaced because of Russia's invasion. Thousands have been forced to leave their hometowns and flee to cities like Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Odesa.

These cities are now home to communities for displaced people that Robb Montgomery, an experienced mobile journalism trainer and filmmaker, recently visited as part of the "Improving Media Resilience in Ukraine Project". He went there last month to teach local newspaper journalists how to tell human interest stories using their smartphones. The project was led by Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss non-profit organisation funded by Swiss Solidarity.

Over the course of a fortnight, 18 journalists learned new techniques and skills. In this week's podcast, Montgomery tells us about the learning curves and the stories that the trainees produced.

Mobile journalism grants greater intimacy and ease of access in many situations, but it still requires a professional hand. This can be a hard task for highly professional newspaper journalists who need to learn a new skill through trial and error.

Get more tips and tricks on Robb Montgomery's six-week mobile journalism online masterclass on 5 September 2023

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