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    We do not compromise on journalistic ethics.
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    In addition to presenting the issues, we discuss possible solutions.
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    Our journalism has, and always will be, available to everyone for free.
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    Supporting us financially means you’re contributing to independent journalism.
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    We maintain a close relationship with our community of readers and listeners.
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    Out of respect for our interviewees and audience, we have chosen a comments-free web environment.
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    We are independent from political parties and their sphere of influence.
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    We accept advertising money only from responsible, ethical businesses.
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    We dedicate a part of our time to educational work.


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VšĮ Dokumedija
Lukiškių skg. 6
Vilnius 01118, Lithuania

NARA is a space for responsible journalism in which fundamental aspects of society are examined.

NARA is produced by a collective of journalists and media professionals whose work relies on the principles of ethical journalism, research, and respect for our interviewees.

What started in 2015 in Lithuania as a two-person endeavor called Nanook soon grew into a community of more than ten individuals whose work earned multiple local and international awards. In 2017 this team also started the first professional Lithuanian podcast, called NYLA. All of the team's work is now continued under the name NARA.

NARA is a non-profit media organization. Support our journalism financially:
  • Contribee

    The best way for journalism to remain independent is to be funded by the community itself. Become our patron by logging in through the secure „Contribee“ platform.

  • Bank transfer

    To contribute by recurring or one-time transfer, identify your transfer as “Support.” Our account name is VšĮ Dokumedija. Account No. LT914010051003356607

  • 1.2% income tax donation

    When declaring your income, dedicate 1.2% of your income tax to NARA. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. The name of our organisation is VšĮ Dokumedija, registration code 303506867

  • Advertising

    We invite socially responsible businesses and organizations to purchase advertising space on our website and in our podcasts. Contact us at nara@nara.lt

  • Partnership and sponsorship

    For all your questions regarding sponsorships or partnerships, please contact us at nara@nara.lt

  • 2023-09-01
    NARA joins the PERSPECTIVES journalism initiative

    PERSPECTIVES is the new label for multi-perspective and constructive journalism.

    Co-financed by the European Union, PERSPECTIVES brings together journalists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine. We collaborate in our international Newsroom to bring you content that matters across borders.

    Editorial independence and accountability are of key importance in our work and two of the main principles included in our editorial guidelines that encompass our common vision and standards of ethical and high-quality journalism.

    See selected work published under the PERSPECTIVES label here.

  • 2023-06-21
    Martyna Šulskutė's audio documentary "Language Shouldn't Be a Curse, It Should Be a Blessing" has been selected for the long program of the International Feature Conference

    The annual EBU (European Broadcasting Union) radio documentary conference, the International Feature Conference, took place in Reykjavik on 21-24 May. 16 works were selected for its long program, amongst them the audio documentary "Language Shouldn't Be a Curse, It Should Be a Blessing" by NARA's author Martyna Šulskutė. It is a story from April 2022 about a teenage girl, Hivi, and her daily life in Pabradė, at the Foreigners' Registration Centre, translating conversations between Kurdish and English. The conference also featured excerpts from documentaries on Russia's war in Ukraine, made in different countries last year.

    Martyna Šulskutė (on the left) at the EBU conference. ©Vaida Pilibaitytė
    Martyna Šulskutė (on the left) at the EBU conference. ©Vaida Pilibaitytė
  • 2023-02-17
    NARA on the pages of The Wall Street Journal

    The essay "War Darkens a Second Winter in Lithuania", published on The Wall Street Journal's website and in the newspaper, was written by one of our journalists and editors Karolis Vyšniauskas. The photographs used in the publication were made by our photographers Berta Tilmantaitė and Denis Vėjas.

    "I am slowly coming to a realization that the country I left before my studies no longer exists. Our society is in a limbo between war and peace, calm on the outside, burning on the inside", writes Karolis. We invite you to read the essay.

  • 2023-01-23
    NARA contributor and illustrator Ula Rugevičiūtė Rugytė won the Illustration of the Year Award at the Book Awards organized by the Lithuanian Publishers Association

    At the Book Awards, Ula was awarded for her illustrations that embody the visions of Oskaras Milašius in Jurga Vilė's book "Nukritę iš Mėnulio. Sapnas apie Oskarą Milašių ir kitus paukščius“ ("Fallen from the Moon. A dream about Oskaras Milašius and other birds") (publishing house "Aukso žuvys").

    We are very happy and we are sending our best wishes to Ula in France!

    You can find her illustrations for our publications here.

    You can also buy them in the NARA shop.

    Author of the book Jurga Vilė and illustrator Ula Rugevičiūtė Rugytė. ©Feel Photo
    Author of the book Jurga Vilė and illustrator Ula Rugevičiūtė Rugytė. ©Feel Photo
  • 2023-01-16
    Message from our team: we have refused funding from the Press, Radio, and Television Support Fund

    In October 2022, our colleague, "Siena" journalist Šarūnas Černiauskas published information about the at that time non-disclosed links of the director of the Press, Radio, and Television Support Fund, Gintaras Songaila, with the party of Petras Gražulis, the "People and Justice Union (Centrists, Nationalists)". Šarūnas also drew attention to the annual funding provided by the Fund to the public institutions "Tėviškės alkas" and "Lietuvos aidas".

    These organizations, as "Siena" found out, do not submit financial reports to the Centre of Registers and provide a platform for people spreading lies and hatred, such as Erika Švenčionienė, who has been suspected by the law-enforcement agencies of helping another country to act against Lithuania, or Antanas Kandrotas-Celofanas, who has been convicted of financial crimes and defamation.
    When we found this out, we decided to end our project funded by the Fund and pay back the remaining amount - €3,700 in total. We gave the Fund the reason for canceling the project as "the Fund's inconsistent public position".

    The Press, Radio, and Television Support Fund is Lithuania's main media support fund, partly funding major portals, regional radio stations, and cultural publications with taxpayers' money. We hope that transparency will be brought by the planned reform of the Fund - the Media Support Fund, which is being created on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and is expected to replace the Press, Radio, and Television Support Fund in May. While we are waiting for it, the "Tėviškės alkas" and "Lietuvos aidas" have again received new funding for their activities. Change is needed now, not just in five months' time.

    While we are still stuck in this situation, we invite you to support the Lithuanian media organizations whose work you value. This will help them and us secure funding and continue our work, which aligns with ethical media values.

    We have elaborated on our decision on our Facebook page.

    Interview with
    Interview with "Atvira Klaipėda". ©Karolis Pilypas Liutkevičius
  • 2022-12-19
    Denis Vėjas' publication won second place in the competition "Man and Environment"

    NARA photojournalist Denis Vėjas with his publication "Ukraina: žmonių karas keturkojų gyvenimuose" ("Ukraine: the Human War in the Animal Lives") won second place in the environmental journalism contest "Man and Environment"!

    The first prize went to Audrė Srėbalienė from the daily newspaper "Lietuvos rytas" and the third prize went to Tomas Janonis from portal "Delfi".

    This is the 20th time that the "Man and Environment" competition is held. This year, 56 works were submitted. The competition is organized by the Lithuanian Union of Journalists and the Ministry of Environment.

    More information about the competition can be found here.

    ©Karolis Pilypas Liutkevičius
    ©Karolis Pilypas Liutkevičius
    ©Karolis Pilypas Liutkevičius
    ©Karolis Pilypas Liutkevičius

NARA's awards

Prix Europa – A nomination in the Radio Documentary category for "Witnessing War Twice in Your 20s", Germany, 2022

LOGIN conference award for the Best Lithuanian Podcast – NYLA, 2019

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival – Best Spirit of Adventure Film Award for "Traces: Traversing the Past" mini series, 2019

New Media Writing Prize – What’s New in Publishing Award for "Traces: Traversing the Past", 2019

Prix Europa – A nomination in the Multimedia category for "Traces: Traversing the Past", Germany, 2018

National Press Photography Association Awards – second place in the Sports category for "Will to Win", USA, 2017

Lithuanian Press Photo awards – first place in the Multimedia category for "Will to Win", 2018 and

New Media Writing Prize – The Gorkana Journalism award for "Will to Win", 2017