On March 30, 2015 the Chairperson of the Board Ms Sarmite Elerte visited Ukraine to present the findings of the media policy recommendations “Responding to Russia’s Weaponization of Information”.
Russia’s strong media presence and aggressive information campaigns present a security threat to the Baltic States, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Events in Ukraine demonstrate the use of information as a weapon in a hybrid war. This weaponization of information requires a response, yet this response cannot be a reply in kind, it must be democratically sound.
The presentation and a consecutive discussion was organized by the Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC) in cooperation with the Baltic to Black Sea Alliance discusing Lativa’s experience of responding to Russian propaganda and will review possible scenarios for Ukraine.
The records of the discussion are available here:
Sarmite Elerte, Chairperson of the Baltic to Black Sea Alliance, presentation of the policy paper “Responding to Russia’s weaponization of information”
Dr. Martins Kaprans, Leader of Media policy development working group, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia: “Experience of Latvia in countering Russian propaganda: lessons for Ukraine”.
Olha Herasymyuk, 1st Deputy Head of the National Council on TV and Radio, Ukraine: “Practical steps by the National Council in protecting information space”
Tetyana Popova, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine: “Information and psychological special operations by the Russian military via mass communications channels and their consequences”
Yevhen Fedchenko, Director of the Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School and co-founder of the StopFake movement: “Russian propaganda: approaches to fakes manufacturing and audience impacts
Maksym Savanevskyi, Plus1 Digital Agency and UCMC Co-founder, “Why propaganda is winning on the internet?”
Dmytro Kuleba, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: “Narratives for the foreign audiences: how to counter Russian propaganda abroad”
Yaryna Klyuchkovska, Managing director, GROU, co-founder of the UCMC: “How to restore trust to the Ukrainian state as a key player in the information dialogue?”