Member of Verkhovna Rada
Mustafa Masi Nayyem is a Ukrainian journalist, MP and public figure. He worked as a reporter for the "Kommersant-Ukrainy" newspaper from 2005 to 2007 and then for Shuster LIVE, a political talk show on Ukrainian television, from 2007 to 2011. Nayyem frequently contributes news and articles to Ukrayinska Pravda. From September 2011 to late April 2013, he worked for the Ukrainian television channel TVi. After resigning due to a conflict with the channel's new management, he started a web project together with colleagues who also left the channel. Their project was named Hromadske.TV. Using Facebook, Nayyem was one of the first activists to urge Ukrainians to gather on Independence Square in Kyiv to protest Viktor Yanukovych's decision to “pause” preparations for signing an association agreement with the European Union. His summons to rally on Facebook on November 21, 2013 were the start of the Euromaidan protests which led to the overthrow of the Yanukovych government. Nayyem was included in the electoral list of Petro Poroshenko Bloc and elected to the Verkhovna Rada on the parliamentary elections of October 26, 2014. He is one of dozens of Euromaidan activists who are trying to pivot from street politics into politics, where they hope to spearhead reform and turn Ukraine into a prosperous European state. Nayyem is a member of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on issues of European integration in the 8th convocation of parliament.