‘Hybrid Censorship’ During the ‘Hybrid War’: Freedom of Speech and Expression in the Post-Euromaidan Ukraine

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasien Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, IRES Library
  • Lecturer: Mykola Riabchuk is Ukrainian public intellectual, political analyst, literary critic, translator and writer. Riabchuk is known for his analytical articles and essays on Ukrainian politics, national identity and analysis of Ukrainian history.
  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasien Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 0184711630
  • Föreläsning

Recently Ukrainian authorities have been criticized by international watchdogs for the decline of freedom of speech and of the media. The issue has split Ukrainian civil society in two parts with one firmly standing for unrestrained freedom of speech, while the other tending to justify the need to protect themselves from the various actors that have increasingly learned how to use (dis)information

Mykola Riabchuk (1953) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities’ Studies, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and a lecturer at the University of Warsaw and Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Since 2014, he heads also the Ukrainian PEN-center and chairs the jury of the “Angelus” international literary award. Dr. Riabchuk penned several books and many articles on civil society, state/nation building, nationalism, national identity, and postcommunist transition in Eastern Europe, particularly in Ukraine. Five of his books were translated into Polish, and one into French (De la petit Russie a l’Ukraine, 2003), German (Die reale und die imaginierte Ukraine, 2005), and Hungarian (A ket Ukraina, 2015). His work was distinguished with a number of national and international awards and fellowships, including Fulbright (1994-96, 2016), Reagan-Fascell (2011), and EURIAS (2013-14). Dr. Riabchuk is a visiting scholar at IRES during 1-31 October.