ATA Conference “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Kiev, 29 January 2016

Countering Information War in Ukraine

ATA Conference

“Countering Information War in Ukraine”

Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Kiev, 29 January 2016


 

The Atlantic Treaty Association in partnership with NATO-Ukraine Civic League and Ukraine Сrisis Media Center, and with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division, have hosted a conference in Kiev on Friday 29 January 2016 on  “Countering Information War in Ukraine“.

The purpose of this conference was to assess the level of influence pro-Kremlin propaganda has in Ukraine and to design an effective strategy to counter-balance pro-Kremlin and pro-separatist media propaganda.

The proceedings gathered government officials, journalists, academics and civil society representatives.

OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Serhiy DZHERDZH
Head of NATO-Ukraine Civic League

KEYNOTE SPEECH
Mr. Dmytro KULEBA
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
H.E. Geoffrey Ross PYATT SPEECH
Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine

RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA AND PRO-SEPARATIST MEDIA IN UKRAINE
The overall level of influence of pro-separatist, pro-Kremlin propaganda in Ukraine will be defined and discussed. Speakers will share their experiences with tackling pro-Russian propaganda from their professional perspectives. Panelists will discuss how successful the Kremlin led propaganda is in Ukraine; how it has evolved over time; and which are the most susceptible segments of the population to Russian media propaganda in Ukraine.

Moderator
Mr. Vasyl MYROSHNYCHENKO
Co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Panelists
Ms. Yulia LAPUTINA
Deputy Chief of the Department of Information Security,
Security Services of Ukraine

H.E. Sulev KANNIKESPEECH
Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine

Mr. Dmytro KULEBA SPEECH
Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA’S INFLUENCE IN REGIONS OF UKRAINE
Speakers will discuss pro-separatist propaganda’s influence in regions in order to determine which Kremlin-led messages yield the highest market penetration and which stakeholders within each region are the most important to engage in an effective counter-strategy.

Moderator
Dr. Victor TOPALSKII
Head of Research Laboratory of the Research Centre for Humanities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Panelists
Mr. Dmytro RAISKYI – SPEECH
Ukraine Program Manager, Atlantic Treaty Association

Dr. Serhiy DZHERDZH SPEECH
Head of NATO-Ukraine Civic League

Ms. Tetyana CHERNENKO – SPEECH SUMMARY
Consultant of Information Security Unit of the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine

DESIGNING THE COUNTER-STRATEGY
Speakers and participants will engage in a collective debate about how to counter-balance pro-Russian media’s influence in Ukraine’s regions and how to make Ukrainian media space more objective and transparent. By sharing their expertise and experience, speakers and participants will decide on the most effective strategy to counter pro-Kremlin media’s influence.

Moderator
Dr. Olga GRESKO
Associate Professor of Television and Radio Department of the Institute of the Journalism at the Kyiv National University named after T.H. Shevchenko

Panelists
Mr. Vasyl MYROSHNYCHENKO
Co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Mr. Kostiantyn KVURT
Head of Internews Ukraine

Ms. Margo GONTAR
Co-Founder of StopFake!

Dr. Yevhen MAGDA
Coordinator of the Hybrid Warfare Resistance Bureau

Ms. Alina FROLOVA
Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy about Strategic Communications

CONCLUDING REMARKS
Dr. Serhiy DZHERDZH
Head of NATO-Ukraine Civic League