“People’s republics”? “Separatists”? “Ukraine war”? Many terms and phrases are part of the fixed vocabulary in reporting on Ukraine – and not just since February 24. But it is complicated: What supposedly sounds neutral and unambiguous does often roots from Russian propaganda, as a panel discussion (in German) co-organized by Libereco on September 8 will show.

Journalists Gesine Dornblüth (Texte und Toene), Tetjana Goncharuk (Frauentreff HellMa), and Jan-Henrik Wiebe (Libereco) explain how German-language media has adoptted the language of the Kremlin without further differentiation or classification. They explain the context of central terms, talk about strategies and concepts of Russian disinformation campaigns. They also explain why these are problematic not only for the people in Ukraine. The event will be moderated by Nikolaus von Twickel (Center for Liberal Modernity).

The language of the discussion is German and it will be broadcasted live on Zoom as well as on Facebook. The online event is part of the “Фестиваль думок” (“Festival of Opinions”), which our Ukrainian partner organization Vostok SOS has been organizing since 2017. In cooperation with Libereco and LibMod, a German-language contribution was added to the program in 2022.

When? September 8, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Where? on Zoom (with registration) or on Facebook

You can watch a recording of the panel discussion (in German) on Youtube.