2017 turned out to be rich in newsbreaks in the judicial sphere, which undoubtedly focused the media attention on court proceedings in Kharkiv and the region.
Natalia Freik, Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, analysed the EU coverage in Ukrainian regional media.
Texty.org exposed a network of approximately 2 thousand Facebook users, which had close ties with groups of “Stepan Mazura”, a DNR combatant; the latter has long pretended to be a Ukrainian patriot. It is a network of public groups and users who spread calls for riots and protests under disguise of patriotic slogans.
Vitalii Moroz and Olha Hurtovenko, coordinators at Digital Security School 380, analysed the cybersecurity challenges for Ukraine.
Olena Shkarpova, VoxCheck Project editor, and the team of VoxCheck analysts, science editors and volunteers prepared the ranking of populists and liars in Ukrainian politics.
Vitalii Rybak, analyst at Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld, analysed the situation with media ownership in Ukraine.
Over the past years and even decades, Ukraine has been at the forefront of counteracting Russian information warfare.
Fake news or ‘alternative facts’ have become a key ingredient of Western political discourse.
It is necessary to provide a certain balance between the protection of the state information space (taking into account the Russian aggression) and the provision of specific needs of ethnonational minorities to receive information in their own languages.
National TV channels increasingly use social networks as a source for news