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RMSSP students visited Radio Free Europe and met with journalist Natalia Churikova

21.03.2017

On March 21, RMSSP students visited Radio Free Europe and met with Natalia Churikova, broadcaster in RFE Ukrainian service.

RMSSP students got a rare opportunity to visit workspaces (including the room for broadcasting) and to see journalist during their daily work. The history, mission and working process of RFE were presented to them. The guide also explained that surprisingly prudent security measures applied in RFE stem from the relevant possibility of terrorist attack. However, it was pointed out that this threat also proves the influence and significance of the organization.

The following deliberation concerned mainly the situation of Ukrainian media landscape. Mrs. Churikova mentioned that situation is slowly improving but enormous problems from the past are hard to overcome. The main problem of Ukraine is that media are not perceived as a usual enterprise but rather as a political weapon of oligarchs. Other problems are a widespread corruption of journalists and fragmentation of media landscape.

The discussion covered a number of issues. The insufficient attempts of the Ukrainian government to provide alternative information to occupied regions in Crimea and East Ukraine were criticized. Mrs. Churikova mentioned that the main promoters of these policies are Ukrainian NGOs and foreign organizations (including RFE). Among other issues, the political activities of the Ukrainian community in the Czech Republic were also mentioned. 

Call for Applications: Robinson-Martin Security Scholars Program

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PSSI published an analysis titled "Portrayal of NATO in the Czech Media"

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Call for Applications: Cyber Security Academy

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PSSI Provided Research Data for GLOBSEC's Report on Disinformation Narratives that Accompanied the Killing of Ján Kuciak

06.07.2018

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PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

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PSSI Participated in the Project “Media Literacy Weeks”

14.06.2018

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