The Man Who Sparked the Revolution. Ukraine's Uneasy Journey

A talk by Mustafa Nayyem, MP

Date and Time: 19 Feb 2017, 5 p.m.
Venue: TS Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton College
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On the 3rd anniversary of Ukraine's deadly protests, the Oxford University Ukrainian Society invites you to join the talk with Mustafa Nayyem, MP, journalist and public figure who sparked the Revolution of Dignity.

A Ukrainian journalist of Afghan origin, Nayyem was one of the leaders of the anti-censorship movement and one the founders of Hromadske TV, the channel that became popular for live streamimg the Euromaidan protests.

Without Nayyem, there might have been no Revolution. After then president Viktor Yanukovych “paused” preparations for signing an association agreement with the EU, the journalist turned to Facebook. “Let’s meet at 10:30 p.m. near the monument to independence in the middle of Maidan,” he posted, and thousands of Ukrainians flooded the streets. Three months later, Yanukovich fled the country.

Nayyem is one of the Euromaidan activists who went from barricades to government offices in hope of turning post-revolutionary Ukraine into a prosperous European state. In October 2014 he was elected to the Ukrainian parliament. In August 2016 he joined the (political party) Democratic Alliance.

The event is dedicated to the memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes who died for Ukraine during the Euromaidan protests in February 2014.

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Mustafa Nayyem at Oxford University Ukrainian Society


Mustafa Nayyem at Oxford University Ukrainian Society


Mustafa Nayyem at Oxford University Ukrainian Society


Mustafa Nayyem at Oxford University Ukrainian Society


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