MIP: Experts Audit Kherson Region Information Space
Experts at the Ukrainian Security Studies Foundation have drawn up an analytical report, “The Information Space of the Kherson Region: The Situation, Challenges, and Ways of Improvement,” with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
The experts outlined the region’s key problems, including the lack of a clearly articulated information strategy and of resources needed to implement it; the negative influence of Russian television and radio broadcasting from the occupied territory; the lack of a structures more or less engaged in dealing with the region’s information challenges.
There are practically no offices of major news agencies, national TV channels, and newspapers in Kherson and the Kherson region. “This is due to lack of readiness by the information actors in spending money to subsidise the respective news offices (including because of the peculiarities of the geographical structure and lack of access to some parts of the region), and lack of real interest in the region’s developments,” the report says.
The research was conducted August through November 2018 with a view to estimating the situation with the information space of the region and working out recommendations, first of all to the Ministry of Information Policy, with regard to short- and long-term measures designed to neutralise destructive information and psychological influence.
The full report (in Ukrainian) can be accessed here.
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