Browsing the "Ukraine" Tag

Old Problems Persist Even in Digital Media Era

December 4th, 2014 | by EJC

There was alarming déjà vu at this year's Agenda for Change: Developing Independent Media in the Digital Age in Eurasia conference. Although media platforms were evolving, traditional fears persisted: censorship, propaganda, politicized use of economic and legal pressures. Drusilla Menaker recounts the discussion.


Boko Haram ‘Massacre’ Image Fake

November 6th, 2014 | by EJC

A graphic image circulating on Facebook and Twitter is said to show the badly charred bodies of 375 Christians murdered by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. Researchers at Africa Check investigate


Journalists Stand For Election In Ukraine

October 9th, 2014 | by EJC

A record number of journalists in Ukraine are planning to stand for parliament in the country’s forthcoming election, saying that “transforming the system from within” will be more effective than simply criticising politicians. But public reaction to the news that at least 12 journalists have joined election lists, has been mixed


Satellite Images As Proof

September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth


Russian Media Coverage Of MH17 Leaves No Room For Dissenting Voices

August 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Within Russia, television reports from Ukraine are rarely challenged by alternative views. Russia has invested a great deal in the international English-language television channel Russia Today as a means to counter global news juggernauts such as CNN and the BBC World News. Ilya Yablokov looks at what this means for the Russian mediascape in the wake of


The US-AID Cuban Twitter Affair: Social Media As The Fifth Estate

June 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Earlier this year, The Associated Press revealed that USAID had built a social media network based on text messaging that allowed Cubans to access information that would be otherwise filtered by the regime and freely communicate on an independent platform. Daniela Guzman looks at how social media applications have exploded as new effective tools aginst anti-corruption


The Journalists’ Uprising: EuroMaidan In Ukraine

December 30th, 2013 | by EJC

On November 21, Mustafa Nayyem, one of Ukraine’s top journalists, called on his Facebook friends and followers to gather at the Monument of Independence at 10.30 p.m. to protest against the government’s decision to back away from European Union integration talks. The gathering has now grown into a massive, well co-ordinated, socially networked protest movement in which the Ukrainian media has come of age



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