Webinar: Conflict Reporting and the Russia-Ukraine War

After one year of the war in Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have been displaced, more than 6,700 have been killed and over 10,000 injured. In this war only, 15 journalists have been killed, while we lost 67 colleagues around the world in 2022, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists . Not every conflict gets the full attention and media coverage. The Russian war in Ukraine has changed the global politics irreversibly as it challenges the power of independent information daily. While major international media outlets have embedded war reporters in the country, the social media users regardless of them being citizens, politicians, reporters or trolls, are playing their part in sharing (mis/dis) information. In this panel the Media Diversity Institute will explore the ethical issues in the media coverage by the Western, Ukrainian and Russian media, while asking how to strengthen the role of independent journalists on every side of the conflict.

Speakers: Elena Kostyuchenko, Artyom Liss, Aidan White

Moderator: Dasha Ilic

When: 23 February 2023 at 14:00 GMT

Where: Online