Media literacy has been among he key issues for civil society development in Ukraine since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2014. For eight years media workers, journalists, civic activists and educators have been working on enhancing people’s level of understanding on how media system works as well as what fake news, disinformation, and propaganda are, and how they influence our actions and perception of reality.
Russia‘s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 multiplied the importance of media literacy skills worldwide, but especially in Ukraine itself, where the war is in high gear.
It is now also the fourth year since the Media Literacy in Ukraine’s Regions project was started by the Interlink Academy in cooperation with our Ukrainian partners (several journalist NGOs and two journalism schools – Zaporizhzhia National University and Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University).
This project follows up on our previous work on media and information literacy in Ukraine with which the Interlink Academy empowers media literacy trainers in Eastern Ukraine. Under this program, our colleagues in the oblasts of Chernivtsi, Chmelnyzkyj, Dnipro, Lutsk, Sumy, and Zaporizhzhya share information on the opportunities and threats offered by the different types of media. In addition, many have switched to war journalism and frequently report on individual stories from close to the front and the attrocities commited during the war.
They publish their in-depth news focusing on the regions they live in on the programs official news blog: https://milukraine.net/.
The project has been led by chief trainer Erik Albrecht and and Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, and it is conducted completely in Russian/Ukrainian.
The project has been led by Interlink chief trainer Erik Albrecht and Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, and it is conducted completely in Russian/Ukrainian.