COUNTERING RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION: UKRAINIAN NGOs ON THE FRONTLINE

Fighting fake news and propaganda is what Ukrainian NGOs have been doing years before it became a trend around the world. Response to threats of Russian propaganda requires a complex strategy, and Ukrainian experts from civil society are already making important steps forward in this direction. This article represents the description of existing NGOs that opposed the information warfare started by Russia, analysis and description of the main Kremlin narratives, transformation of the Kremlin propaganda since the Euromaidan, and the main ways to fight against it. The author states that the role of the Ukrainian NGOs in countering Russian disinformation is crucial.

Fighting fake news and propaganda is what Ukrainian NGOs have been doing years before it became a trend around the world. Response to threats of Russian propaganda requires a complex strategy, and Ukrainian experts from civil society are already making important steps forward in this direction. This article represents the description of existing NGOs that opposed the information warfare started by Russia, analysis and description of the main Kremlin narratives, transformation of the Kremlin propaganda since the Euromaidan, and the main ways to fight against it. The author states that the role of the Ukrainian NGOs in countering Russian disinformation is crucial.
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Olena Churanova

Olena Churanova, a journalist and a fact-checker at the StopFake project, PhD student at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine). She has more than 10 years of work experience in media, including the Ukrainian service of Voice of America, Radio Svoboda, European Journalism Observatory. The main research focus is social media and their impact, propaganda and fake news******************************************************** Олена Чуранова – журналістка та спеціаліст з перевірки фактів в проекті «StopFake», аспірантка в Національному університеті «Києво-Могилянська академія» (Україна). Має більше 10 років досвіду роботи в ЗМІ, в тому числі працювала в українській службі «Голосу Америки», «Радіо свобода» та в організації «European Journalism Observatory». Основний предмет дослідження – соціальні мережі та їхній вплив, пропаганда та фейкові новини.


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