Between the misinformation coming out of Moscow, the NATO expansion angle that gets underplayed in Western media, Ukraine’s messaging spearheaded by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the larger battle for hearts and minds – a lot is happening in the media war over Ukraine.
Alexey Kovalyov – Investigative editor, Meduza
Eoin Higgins – Host, The Flashpoint podcast
Branko Marcetic – Staff writer, Jacobin
Anton Barbashin – Editorial director, Riddle Russia
On our radar:
From the formation of a volunteer cyber army to funding initiatives, Ukrainian media outlets are pushing back against Russian misinformation with their own coverage of the war. Producer Meenakshi Ravi looks at the surge of activity since the invasion.
Racism and double standards: H A Hellyer on the bias in reporting:
The framing and terminology used to talk about Ukrainian refugees have exposed the double standards in the reporting of refugee stories. H A Hellyer, a career academic in the study of Europe’s treatment of ethnic minorities, talks us through some of the biases.
H A Hellyer – Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & fellow, Cambridge University
01:17 Ukraine: The information war
10:42 Ukraine’s digital army
12:31 Racism in Ukraine coverage
22:40 End note