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NPR Gets Extra Funding to Cover Ukraine Crisis

CPB provides $500,000 emergency grant

To cover the political and military confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, NPR is getting a half-million dollars in emergency funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

CPB approved the grant Tuesday.

The money will help NPR add staff and resources. The broadcaster has had reporters in Ukraine since January and said it will use the funds to pay for increased staff there and for security and travel to the region.

NPR President/CEO John Lansing called the situation “one of the most complex and consequential stories of our time.”

CPB President/CEO Patrician Harrison said in the announcement, “As Russia accelerates its use of misinformation and disinformation in its invasion of democratic Ukraine, CPB is proud to support NPR reporters in their difficult and potentially dangerous work in bringing fact-based news and information to audiences in the United States and around the world.”