Media of Discord: How Ukrainian Media Affected the Situation of Displaced Donbas Citizens

Revolution, occupation of Crimea, war in Donbas, a hundred thousand displaced people… The difficulties facing Ukraine have set a challenging task before the mass media – either to divide the country and society into black and white, descending into xenophobia and stirring up hatred or, alternatively, to try to accept the complicated reality and to communicate it to the audience in an objective and bias-free way. Unfortunately, not many media passed this test. However, the good news is that

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Revolution, occupation of Crimea, war in Donbas, a hundred thousand displaced people… The difficulties facing Ukraine have set a challenging task before the mass media – either to divide the country and society into black and white, descending into xenophobia and stirring up hatred or, alternatively, to try to accept the complicated reality and to communicate it to the audience in an objective and bias-free way. Unfortunately, not many media passed this test. However, the good news is that media have started recuperating.

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