The Broadcast & Media Industry stands with Ukraine

Stand with Ukraine

IABM stands with many in deploring the unjustifiable and brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Alongside his ruthless military assault, Putin is employing media technology to support his disinformation campaign while silencing those who would tell the truth. IABM has already taken its own steps to the extent that we can and - most importantly - at the request of a number of our members, we are now creating a dedicated platform for our members who are like minded to express their support with and for the people of Ukraine in these exceptional times.

It is IABM’s aim to act as a facilitator and catalyst, at the request of our members, to help coordinate any supportive voluntary statements received from members about their stance on the conflict, any pledges to provide humanitarian aid for Ukraine or any pledges to suspend product support or shipments to Russia - and any other actions they taking during this challenging and turbulent period.

We will publish a ‘live rolling' statement of those members who have pledged financial support to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Through our dedicated page and via all our communication channels, we will consolidate the views, opinions and actions of those organisations in our large global membership who wish to respond and participate in this initiative on a collective basis. In so doing, we hope to harness a powerful and cohesive voice representing the views of our members across the world and their support to help address the humanitarian crisis that is rapidly unfolding across Europe.

Ross Video CEO, David Ross, said when suggesting that IABM could create this forum, “I’m confident that many companies would like to take a public stand in the face of true tyranny that is openly threatening Europe and a regime that is now likely guilty of crimes against humanity. This is especially true since our equipment and software is enabling the Russian propaganda machine, and IABM is the best organization to coordinate those who want to make a statement similar to what Ross Video has made. I’m fully aware that being in the media industry, our tools are always used to promote a wide range of ideas which inevitably will not align with our own personal beliefs. That’s normal, we sell typewriters, not content as it were. This isn’t about differing ideas, this is about doing what we can to hinder naked aggression towards a European democracy.”

To have your name added to the collective pledges, Click the button below. If you would also like to submit your own statement, please email it to Below are individual statements already received from a number of our members together with some donation links you may find useful.

We thank you for taking the time to read our statement and look forward to hearing from our members from across the world.


Broadcast and Media Technology Industry Collective Pledges:

We stand with Ukraine – stop shipments and support of MediaTech to Russia

We are standing in solidarity with the whole Broadcast and Media industry in expressing our disgust at the totally unjustifiable, senseless and brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

We fully back the call to ban all shipments and support of products and services to Russia and will continue to do so until it withdraws its forces from Ukrainian soil. We will do everything we can to prevent our media technology being used to support Putin’s propaganda machine. We stand with Ukraine.

The following companies have pledged support:

We stand with Ukraine – give humanitarian support

We are standing in solidarity with the whole Broadcast and Media industry in expressing our disgust at the totally unjustifiable, senseless and brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

We are making donations – corporately and individually - to support the massive international humanitarian effort in Ukraine and the surrounding countries as they struggle to accommodate millions of war refugees. We stand with Ukraine.

The following companies have made donations:

Actions taken to date in the global media and broadcast industry:

Useful links for humanitarian support organizations’ Ukraine appeals:

Statements from IABM Members:

To submit your statement or to make us aware of donation links in your country that can be added to the list above, simply email  

Like Elon Musk, some of our members may feel they cannot completely agree with this initiative and we welcome your views and statements too; please send these to

Statement from Jeff Rosica, CEO & President, Avid Technology

Statement from 2wcom

Statement from SMPTE

Statement from Bitmovin

Statement from David Ross, CEO, Ross Video

Statement from Sonifex Ltd Board of Directors

Statement from Argosy

Statement from Petr Stokuc, CEO, Octopus Newsroom

Statement from Nextologies

Statement from LYNX Technik AG

Support for Media Professionals in Ukraine

We created this group as many of us want to help our colleagues in Ukraine.

As a part of the Broadcasting sector, most of my connections are in this industry - I imagine it is the same for many of you. I am therefore hopeful that together, we could help our colleagues who have had to leave Ukraine suddenly and have found themselves looking for new jobs, life opportunities, and somewhere to live unexpectedly.

In this group, we can post job openings and offers, as well as information about local help, shelters and transport, or any resource that could help our Ukrainian colleagues.

We would also like to provide support for our colleagues in Broadcasting and the Media currently remaining in Ukraine with all the help that they need - helping them with equipment, walkie talkies, resources, bandwidth, transmitters and satellite allocation, food, shelters, and any resource they may need.

I would like to say a big thank you to:, who has worked constantly with me trying to help with awareness and resources., who supported me from the beginning in any way she can.

PlayBox Neo and Cinegy are competitors in the business world, but we stand together for humanity, and I am so happy to be part of an industry that can come together in that way.

Kindest Regards,
Sonya Chakarova - Business Development Manager, Playbox Neo