Monitoring Russian propaganda

The establishment of the independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine fundamentally changed Russian influence and soft power structures in post-Soviet countries: Moscow’s status of a leading ecclesiastical center of the Orthodox Church has changed. Consequentially, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine became targets of increased Russian propaganda efforts.

Project output

Internews Ukraine and its partners find that the establishment of the independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine fundamentally changed Russian influence and soft power structures in post-Soviet countries: Moscow’s status of a leading ecclesiastical center of the Orthodox Church has changed. This new situation affects Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, who became the targets of increased Russian propaganda efforts. CSOs involved in the research stress the importance of staying resilient to hybrid threats.

Project reports (EN, RU, UA, GE)

Outline

Lead Organisation:

Internews Ukraine (Ukraine)

Partners:

  • Media Diversity Institute (Armenia),
  • Journalism Resource Center (Georgia),
  • Independent Journalism Center (Moldova)

Project duration:

May to September 2019

Aim:

  • to analyse consequences of the recent establishment of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  • to analyse recent developments of Russian propaganda messages, tools and methods resulting from Kyiv’s autocephaly

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