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Roundtable on Reporting/Writing the History of the War in Ukraine

Dariya Orlova, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; Olena Lysenko, documentary filmmaker; Yana Prymachenko, Department of History; Iryna Vushko, Department of History

Tue, 4/25 · 1:30 pm4:30 pm · 002 Robertson Bowl

University Center for Human Values; UCHV Film Forum; Program in Journalism

The VPL seminar on “Media Democracy” will culminate with a public symposium on how to journalists and historians should approach the war in Ukraine. Speakers include Dariya Orlova, Senior Lecturer at the Mohyla School of Journalism, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Olena Lysenko, a documentary filmmaker who will show her film “I Never Had Dreams of My Son,” and the historians Yana Prymachenko and Iryna Vushko. Questions discussed will include: what particular challenges do those trying to write the “first draft of history” face today, and how might they be different from challenges in the twentieth century? What do invitees think about the supposed opposition between journalism and activism, about new forms of analysis like Bellingcat’s, and, finally, but not least: what is the future of journalism and media pluralism in Ukraine? All are welcome.

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