The book is an overview of the Ukrainian experience of dealing with Russian propaganda and information warfare. It is the work of a group of Ukrainian authors based on their own research and on the interviews they conducted with key Ukrainian civil society and media experts in information analysis, studying Russian propaganda, debunking fake news and information security. It contains analysis of Russian propaganda/disinformation actions perpetrated in Ukraine, including their key messages, approaches, communication channels, etc. It also contains policy recommendations for the international community and the Ukrainian authorities.
Counteracting Russian propaganda: lessons and ideas from Ukraine
Over the past years and even decades Ukraine has been at the forefront of counteracting Russian information warfare. The country experienced the impact of Russian propaganda, disinformation and hybrid war earlier than many other European or American societies. This makes the Ukrainian experience so unique and so informative for those who have been facing the challenge of Russian propaganda only recently.
Internews Ukraine published a book Words and Wars: Ukraine Facing Russian Propaganda. The book is a study of the Ukrainian experience of dealing with Russian information warfare. It is written by a group of Ukrainian authors based on their own research and on interviews with key Ukrainian civil society and media experts in information analysis, researching Russian propaganda, debunking fake news and information security.
The book contains the following key messages :
The book, however, not only describes the problem but also suggests policy options of how to deal with it. It provides recommendations both to Ukraine and the international community. With regard to international community, the book recommends, in particular, to: