Northwestern University

Apr
6
Mon 4:00 PM

Tetiana Matychak: Ukrainian Journalists Against Russian Disinformation

When: Monday, April 6, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Harris 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: John Bushnell  

Group: History Department

Category: Academic

Description:

The Stopfake project is an independent Ukrainian website launched by young journalists on March 2, 2014. Its goal is to counter false information about Ukraine, in Russian and Ukrainian media outfits. The website publishes articles, video newscasts, and informational material to educate readers about propaganda and the ways in which the news is distorted. The Stopfake team has already verified tens of thousands of articles, photos, and videos, revealing nearly 400 instances of false reporting.

Tetiana Matychak is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Stopfake.org. She has worked as a financial journalist and an editor for several Ukrainian newspapers and websites. Her professional specialization is the Ukrainian banking system.

Presented by the Department of History,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
and the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

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