Leading Russian-language media outlet on social agenda asks for support

In seven years of operation, Takie Dela, a portal on social issues and people's lives in Russia, has helped hundreds of people and dozens of charities, and now needs help itself
The portal publishes articles, reports and columns, covering socially important topics. The publication does not only write about social problems, but also gives real tools to solve them — it produces fundraising materials in cooperation with verified charities so that as many people as possible can support their work. At the centre of the stories is always an ordinary person and his or her problems. In seven years of operation, Takie Dela has helped hundreds of people and dozens of charities.

Evgenia Volunkova, editor-in-chief of Takie Dela, writes: "Many independent Russian media outlets have closed down, some have been forced to go into exile. The number of social problems has multiplied, but there is practically no one to cover them and show an objective picture of the world. The Takiye Dela team decided to stay in Russia and survive, because it is very important for journalists not to fall out of context, to see with their own eyes what is happening in the country." Behind every story, especially if it is a regional story, there is money; at the very least there are tickets and expenses for journalists and photographers. The editorial board has reduced the number of staff and publications, but funding is insufficient. It lives off donations, and these are woefully inadequate. People in dire straits are turning away from foundations and the media. They are both big donors and ordinary readers.

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