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Revolution or external pressure? Who and why launched a campaign in Ukrainian media regarding the anticipated Bellingcat film about the 'Vagnergate'

Revolution or external pressure? Who and why launched a campaign in Ukrainian media regarding the anticipated Bellingcat film about the 'Vagnergate'

Despite the restraint of Christo Grozev, an author of the anticipated Bellingcat film about the 'Vagnergate', this topic became an opportunity for the struggle between Ukrainian political players in media and social media. Pro-European and Pro-Russian opposition took advantage to attack Volodymyr Zelenskyi and each other. Meanwhile, we couldn`t detect any preparations for the 'revolution', as it was announced in some communities.

Ukrainian vs Russian COVID-19 vaccine: comparison of campaigns

Ukrainian vs Russian COVID-19 vaccine: comparison of campaigns

The promotion of the future Ukrainian vaccine in Ukrainian media was very powerful due to the participation of president Zelenskyi. It was also almost free of critics. Russian vaccine was presented in media much less. One-third of all contacts with the audience had critical messages. However, there are some segments of the audience that had contacts only with positive messages about unproven Russian vaccine.

Constitutional crisis-2020 as a narrative battle

Constitutional crisis-2020 as a narrative battle

Why Verkhovna Rada haven`t given support to the presidential bill about the dissolution of Constitutional Court? If we disregard probable bribery of members of parliament, the significant role should be paid for narratives. The decision of Constitutional Court about the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, further presidential bill about the dissolution of Constitutional Court, and critics of this bill by patriotic and pro-russian opposition formed a general plot. But the narration story varied significantly in different sources.

Ukrainian media haven`t figured out the new gas market

Ukrainian media haven`t figured out the new gas market

A lot of Ukrainian media weren`t briefed and haven`t tried to figure out how the gas market works since August 2020. In so doing, they misinform their audience and provide distorted information about gas prices. It became an additional communication challenge for ‘Naftogaz Ukrainy’ which is attacked by populists before the local elections.

Sorosyata. How the Goncharuk`s government was written into the Russian strategic narrative

Sorosyata. How the Goncharuk`s government was written into the Russian strategic narrative

We unveil the investigation conducted in January 2020. This investigation proves that Goncharuk`s government became a character of a Russian strategic narrative used for the description of current developments in Ukraine in a lightfavorable for Russia. Ostensibly, after the nationalists` electoral defeat on presidential elections, 'sorosyata' came to power and keep on unfriendly to Russia policy ripping people off for the benefit of the western capital.

How to harm your own reputation: the case of

How to harm your own reputation: the case of "Boryspil robber" Godunok

A crisis communication analysis used as a training case at the "How to hack the media space" workshop held on August 1, 2019, in the Kyiv School of Economics.

"Ukrainian FBI" reputation crisis: sex scandal. Series 1

Creation of the State Bureau of Investigations from the very beginning was accompanied by scandals. But the greatest aggravation occurred in the period from 10.3.2018 to 14.11.2018. During these two weeks, the reputation of the SBI as a law enforcement agency has suffered significant reputational losses.

TOP-5 information campaigns against Ukrainian politicians and businessmen

TOP-5 information campaigns against Ukrainian politicians and businessmen

Every week, we record up to 10-15 information attacks launched in Ukraine against individuals, organizations or commercial brands. Our latest research focuses on detailed examination of top-5 negative campaigning over the period Jul’17 – Jun’18. The work was done at the request of Karyzhsky Communications.

Oleksandr Linchevsky is a victim of media attack. Evidence base

Oleksandr Linchevsky is a victim of media attack. Evidence base

An information crisis which hit Deputy Health Minister Alexander Linchevsky after his claims regarding cancer patients, shows signs of a targeted attack. And that's why

Are Ukrainians afraid of George Soros one year before the elections

Are Ukrainians afraid of George Soros one year before the elections

The beginning of Anti-Soros PR campaign following the Hungarian scenario: who launched the "trial balloon" in Ukraine and how the audience reacted.