Ukraine joins the information war with Russia

26-05-2015

Ukraine's current policies and developments on the information front are characterised by the on-going crisis in eastern Ukraine and a massive Russian disinformation campaign. Kyiv is responding to Moscow's information measures with a top-down information policy approach, entering a game of competing narratives in which Russia has set the tone. However, recent independent grassroots media initiatives are gaining popularity among the population in Ukraine.

Ukraine's current policies and developments on the information front are characterised by the on-going crisis in eastern Ukraine and a massive Russian disinformation campaign. Kyiv is responding to Moscow's information measures with a top-down information policy approach, entering a game of competing narratives in which Russia has set the tone. However, recent independent grassroots media initiatives are gaining popularity among the population in Ukraine.