20 minutes on fighting disinformation: How Russian propaganda works on the ground in Ukraine

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14. April.

Time: 10:00 - 10:20


Professor of Journalism Maksym Balaklytskyi from the University of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on how Russian propaganda works to destabilise society, justify war, blame others and threaten Ukraine's allies. 


Maksym Balaklytskyi (1977 y.b.) is a Professor of the Journalism Department of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, the highest-ranked Ukrainian University in the QS World University Ranking - in 2023, so it has been some years already. He holds a PhD in Social Communications from Institute of Journalism at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Because of the full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, he came to the UK in January 2023, aiming to do research on countering Russian propaganda. Now he is a Visiting Fellow to the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a news editor at Hope Media Group, contributor to the prominent national and B2B media outlets in Ukraine, author of 4 books, 2 student textbooks, and tens of academic articles. Married, has a son. 

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