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Beyond conflict stories

Revealing public debate in Ukraine

Introduction The emergence of a new Ukraine offers an opportunity to reinvigorate the European project and reaffirm its ideals of union, solidarity, democracy and peace. A strong, successful Ukraine protects against a democratic backslide in the east of the continent. With this in mind, Eurozine is coordinating a media exchange project in partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Europe, OSIFE, that links independent media in Ukraine with "alternative" media in five countries in western Europe: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Greece. The aim is to promote critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine.

The project raises awareness among media professionals and journalists of social, political and cultural debates in Ukraine, and supports them in providing a multifaceted and diverse image of Ukraine to readers and viewers. By facilitating the exchange of media products (articles, TV-reports) between Ukrainian media and media outlets in the target countries, the project introduces an international public to debates in Ukraine on topics such as human rights, the environment, the refugee crisis (both within and outside Ukraine's borders), labour law and union rights, austerity politics, cultural policy and LGBT rights.

Through a journalists' exchange programme, journalists will have a unique opportunity to produce reportage, make contact with their Ukrainian colleagues and gain insight into the topics and debates most relevant to them. In the long run, the project is geared toward establishing strong and reliable relationships between journalists and media in Ukraine and European countries that result in long-term media co-operations and widely disseminated reportage about developments in Ukraine beyond crisis communication and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

 

Reportage from the journalists' exchange

Ilaria Morani

Street art, power and patronage

Public culture At first sight, there is clearly something breathtaking about the monumental measures recently taken to redecorate the city of Kyiv. However, digging beneath the surface, Ilaria Morani discovers new and surprising forms of propaganda and patronage otherwise invisible to the naked eye. [ more ]

30.12.2016
Harald Neuber

The war in Ukraine, and the fight for minds

Infowar There are few places where the new East-West conflict can be observed so clearly as in Kyiv. The weapons are money, networks and propaganda, writes Harald Neuber. He reports on the silent battle for hearts and minds carried out in public but orchestrated from behind the scenes. [ more ]

30.12.2016
Camille Leprince, Lynn SK

Portraits of three women...

... three years after Maidan

Gender A documentary filmmaker, a theatre practitioner and a social media activist: each has found their own unique post-Maidan form of expression, as Ukraine's public sphere continues to diversify apace and names like Yulia Tymoshenko or FEMEN now seem to belong to a distant past. [ more ]

31.12.2016
Lorenzo Pesce, Luigi Spinola

A start-up nation in the making

Social innovation in Ukraine

Transformation Fearless in the face of economic crisis, young innovative entrepreneurs attempt to transform Ukraine into a start-up nation. In the second instalment of his two-part report, Luigi Spinola speaks to some of the talented individuals involved about risk, resources and culture. [ more ]

30.12.2016
Melanie Challe, Stephanie Chemla

Report from an eco-school in Kyiv

Putting nature at the heart of the pedagogical project

Place of learning Stéphanie Chemla reports from a primary school that puts nature, and experimentation, at the heart of its pedagogical project. The school's 300 pupils learn how to take care of their environment, understand climate change and help preserve the planet. [ more ]

26.12.2016
Katja Garmasch

Women on the front

War in eastern Ukraine

A question of survival There are currently around 50,000 women soldiers operating on the front in eastern Ukraine. Katja Garmasch speaks to several about their survival strategies, and how they handle the stress of continuously being in mortal danger. [ more ]

26.12.2016
Inna Hartwich

Some splashes of colour against the war

Subcultures Sloviansk is a grey city in eastern Ukraine. This was already the case before pro-Russian separatists occupied it and the Ukrainian army brought it back under Kyiv's control. Now young people are attempting to add some splashes of colour to the place, reports Inna Hartwich. [ more ]

12.12.2016
Lorenzo Pesce, Luigi Spinola

Underground clubs and startups

On Kyiv's subcultural revolution

Subcultures One of the legacies of the Maidan revolution in Ukraine is a subcultural revolution that retains its momentum to this day, albeit under increasingly precarious circumstances. Luigi Spinola talks to the DJs, entrepreneurs and politicians who know the scene best. [ more ]

22.12.2016
Ricardo Dudda

Survivor's guilt

Navigating memory in Ukraine

Giving up on the future? Every generation of Ukrainians is confronted anew with the country's historical traumas. However, Ricardo Dudda reports on the dangers of the past distracting reformers' attention away from Ukraine's future, especially where Russian propaganda distorts the historical record. [English version added] [ more ]

22.12.2016
Adeline Marquis

Ordinary global brutalism

Or, made in a Ukrainian superblock

Urban life The real costs of increasing social inequality are plain for all to see in Ukraine, and not least in Kyiv's superblocks. But here too, there is a resilience that has to be seen to be believed. Not content with TV reports and YouTube clips, Adeline Marquis pays one such superblock a visit. [English version added] [ more ]

26.12.2016
Themis Tzimas

The breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk

Flashpoints War in eastern Ukraine has killed over 10,000 people and displaced around two million. The outbreak of the conflict coincided with self-proclaimed states breaking away in Donetsk and Luhansk, where Themis Tzimas now looks at interim developments. [ more ]

23.12.2016
Melanie Challe, Stephanie Chemla

Meet Ukraine's Paralympians

After Crimea's annexation and the Rio games

Sport Russia's annexation of Crimea meant the Ukrainian Paralympians losing their world-class training centre in Yevpatoria. After Rio, journalist Stephanie Chemla and photographer Melanie Challe found the team to be none too phased. Next up: the games in Tokyo. [ more ]

13.12.2016
Sophia Christoforidou

In search of a national identity

Analysis Imperial antagonisms have infringed upon the territory of modern Ukraine for centuries. Their legacy comprises one of several factors that continue to complicate questions of national identity, more than a quarter of a century after the country gained its independence. [ more ]

14.12.2016
Kostas Zafeiropoulos

The shadow of the far Right in Ukraine

Age of extremes The far Right continues to capitalize on the extremes of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the country's deepening economic crisis, writes Kostas Zafeiropoulos, even as key elements at this end of the political spectrum regroup. [English version added] [ more ]

26.12.2016
Kostas Zafeiropoulos

Fast cars, corruption and poverty

Inequality As the rising cost of living exceeds average income for a growing sector of Ukraine's population, luxury cars cruise the streets of central Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa. Protests against rising inequality remain local for now, but support for the current government is at an all time low. [ more ]

14.12.2016
Achim Engelberg

Caught in the geopolitical crossfire

Ukraine and the new Cold War

Geopolitics The new Cold War is a dead end in the labyrinth of world history, writes Achim Engelberg. It cannot resolve current contradictions in Russia, Ukraine or elsewhere. So what are the alternatives for upholding democracy, an independent Ukraine and peace in Europe? [German version added] [ more ]

28.10.2016
Irina Serdyuk

A tale of at least two languages

... in a city halfway between Kyiv and Lviv

Communications Russian speakers in Ukraine are part of the "Russian World", according to Vladimir Putin's divisive attempts to legitimize Russian intervention there. But given that every third Ukrainian speaks Russian, what is the real significance of language in everyday life in Ukraine? [ more ]

09.12.2016
Cecilia Ferrara

The contradictions of a revolution

Maidan and press freedom

Freedom of Press Ukraine was ranked 107th out of 180 countries in this year's World Press Freedom Index. An improvement on 2015, but still indicative of the serious threats that the country's journalists face. Cecilia Ferrara takes stock of recent developments in the new media landscape. [ more ]

09.12.2016
Sophia Christoforidou

Time to reboot the political scene?

Politics First a pro-EU revolution, now war with Russophile separatists and economic crisis, both ongoing: but what's next for Ukraine? Sophia Christoforidou of Greek media outlet "Inside Story" speak to people in Kyiv from many walks of life about their hopes and fears for the country's future. [ more ]

09.12.2016
Luigi Spinola

"Take your kids and go away"

Interview with Refat Chubarov, leader of the Crimean Tatar National movement

Krim Tatars In a radio interview with Luigi Spinola, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov, accuses Moscow-backed militias to have kidnapped young Tatars. "The message to the families is clear: take your kids and go away". According to Chubarov, the Tatars are targeted because it is the only community that has openly demonstrated against occupation when Russian troops entered Crimea. [ more ]

17.11.2016
Alberto García Palomo

Invisible refugees in their own country

Refugees Four thousand people are fleeing conflict in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, which has been annexed by Russia, towards other parts of the country. They are scraping by on next to nothing in Kyiv and other cities in the hope that the war will come to an end. [ more ]

28.10.2016
Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Leaving the square

Stories from Ukraine

Women in Ukraine Thousands of Ukrainians tired of corruption, insecurity and lack of opportunities took to the streets during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. That same year, Putin invaded the east and annexed the Crimean peninsula. Activists and reformists today try to keep the spirit of the Maidan, but face an ultraconservative political class and the threat of open warfare with Russia. [ more ]

27.10.2016
Alberto García Palomo

Femen, seed of sextremism

LGBT Whatever happened to FEMEN, this protest movement from Ukraine that uses a subversive mix of politics, sex, scandal, and pop art feminism to point to misogyny, homophobia and authoritarianism? Alberto G. Palomo reports. [ more ]

25.10.2016
Ana Mangas

Youth in Ukraine: The motor of change?

Youth Young people have acted as the main engine of protest in recent decades in Ukraine. But it has not been easy for the new generations to channel that presence on the streets when gaining political power. Ana Mangas reports. [English version added] [ more ]

29.09.2016
Katja Garmasch

Women soldiers in Ukraine

A new start that's full of contradictions

Gender Between war, nationalism and rapprochement with the West, women are changing Ukrainian society. Women, that is, with experience of fighting on the front line of the conflict in the East, as well as of engaging in civil society in Kyiv. Katja Garmasch reports. [Spanish version added] [ more ]

22.08.2016
Javier García Toni

Ukraine through the looking glass

Reportage Although the meeting points of the young in Darnytsia, Kyiv look the same as in Madrid, Darnytsia is also witnessing the struggle between the new and the old that is shaking the whole country, writes Javier García Toni. [English version added] [ more ]

26.09.2016
Katja Garmasch

Women fighters in eastern Ukraine

Rights Post-Minsk, there's still no end in sight to war in eastern Ukraine. Women soldiers too continue to fight on the front, writes Katja Garmasch. Up until this month though, their rights still paled into insignificance besides those of their male equivalents. At least this much has changed. [ more ]

27.09.2016
Marina Lalovic

Life in Kyiv three years after Maidan

A radio report by Marina Lalovic

Radio Reportage What is left of the Maidan revolution three years after? The divide is not so much between East and West but between those who aim for change and those who still embrace the former establishment. A radio report by Marina Lalovic. [ more ]

21.09.2016
Ricardo Dudda

Coffee, hipsters, reformers and the future of Ukraine

Zeitgeist The spirit of the Revolution of Dignity 2014 has not yet lost its strength. But the reformers who emerged from Maidan Square risk thinking that Ukraine is just their Facebook fans. Ricardo Dudda reports on hipsters, coffee culture and the new reformers in Ukraine. [ more ]

02.09.2016
Cecilia Ferrara

Postcards from Kyiv

Women in Ukraine For five weeks, Radio Bullets will air "Postcards from Kyiv", a programme curated by Cecilia Ferrara in the framework of the Eurozine project "Beyond conflict stories: Revealing public debate in Ukraine". Cecilia travelled by bus to Ukraine in 36 hours, in search of the thousands of Ukrainian caretakers who work in Italy and take the bus home every Thursday or Saturday. [ more ]

31.08.2016
Alberto García Palomo

Recycling shows its muscles

Recycling Kachalka Kyiv is not only one of the largest outdoor gyms in the world. Its fitness equipment is made out of waste materials – wood and metal collected from old dismantled factories from the Soviet era. Alberto García Palomo reports. [ more ]

30.08.2016
Alberto García Palomo

Slavic love by mail

Why Ukraine’s matrimonial agencies are so successful

Women in Ukraine What is the formula for love? It's all about perseverance and luck: An ageing female population, well known for its beauty, accustomed to marriage and children at an early age, in search of a better life. Alberto G. Palomo reports. [ more ]

29.08.2016
Alberto García Palomo

Jamala on tour

Eurovision How is Jamala doing? It is not hard to find signs of the winner of the last Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine's larger cities. On tour through Europe, her fame prevents her from visiting her neighboring country: Russia. Alberto G. Palomo reports. [ more ]

23.08.2016
Matteo Tacconi

Izolyatsia, the Ukrainian cultural factory

Freedom of expression Izolyatsia is a platform that promotes artistic and cultural initiatives. Its headquarters were in Donbas before war broke out, now they are in Kyiv. However, Izolyatsia's values remain the same: to guarantee freedom of expression. Matteo Tacconi reports. [ more ]

19.05.2016
Matteo Tacconi

Race to Rio still on for Ukraine's Paralympians

Paralympics Despite cross-border conflict and domestic cuts in finance, the race to Rio is still on for Ukraine's Paralympians. Among other factors affecting the team's prospects, Matteo Tacconi reports on the loss of the its world class training centre in Yevpatoria, following Russia's annexation of Crimea. [ more ]

25.05.2016
Matteo Tacconi

The fate of displaced persons in Ukraine

IDPs in Ukraine War in Ukraine has caused about 1.5 million people to become internally displaced. Living conditions are often very difficult for those who flee the war zone in eastern Ukraine, writes Matteo Tacconi; however an informal network of NGOs does what it can to provide support. [ more ]

09.05.2016
Matteo Tacconi

Media after Maidan

Press freedom Students of journalism and journalists alike are determined to build upon the plurality of voices that came out of Maidan and were propelled into the media. But this is not necessarily to suggest that Maidan was the cradle of the new Ukrainian journalism. A reportage from Kyiv. [ more ]

22.04.2016
Matteo Tacconi

Remembering Chernobyl

30 years after

Chernobyl The National Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv documents the Chernobyl disaster and its legacy, including how one of the world's worst nuclear catastrophes became pivotal to the cause of Ukrainian independence. During his visit to the museum, Italian journalist Matteo Tacconi learns too of how the events of 1986 triggered a new anti-nuclear movement and a battle to access information suppressed by the Soviet regime. [ more ]

03.05.2016

Kiev Diaries
Blog Matteo Tacconi (Italy) on his research on new journalism in Ukraine, Chernobyl 30 years after, Izolyatsia: Culture in exile, and the Paralympic superpower. [ more ]


 

Stories from Ukraine

Serhii Zhadan

No special status

Donbass From a distance it isn't visible, but talking with local residents, you can feel it: something is changing. Ukrainian novelist and poet Serhii Zhadan reports from Starobelsk, a town in the Luhansk region near the ceasefire line, held by the Ukrainian government. [ more ]

21.09.2016
Konstantin Skorkin

Back to the USSR

The LGBT community in separatist Donbas

LGBT Before war broke out in eastern Ukraine, LGBT culture was reasonably well tolerated in the Donbas region. However, the situation changed dramatically for the worse after pro-Russian separatists gained the upper hand two years ago. Konstantin Skorkin reports. [Italian version added] [ more ]

09.05.2016
Markian Kamysh, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

"Chernobyl should have been preserved as a cultural object"

A conversation with Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

Film Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, celebrated Ukrainian director Myroslaw Slaboschpyzkyj talks about his past and forthcoming film projects relating to the Zone; as well as the clash of film-making cultures with which all today's directors must contend. [Italian version added] [ more ]

21.04.2016

Forced to hide their marriage
HROMADSKE Radio Katja and Nadja recently got married in Kopenhagen. However, in their home town Lutsk they have to be very careful with their relationship. A report on the everyday of a lesbian couple in Ukraine. [ more ]

Traces of the revolution. Part II: Amnesty
HROMADSKE TV The law on amnesty was supposed to protect the protestors of Maydan from the corrupt law enforcement system. It turned out to be not so easy, and things have become yet more complicated since Russia is pressing Ukraine to adopt a similar law for those who committed crimes during the events in Donbas. [ more ]

Why Patriotic Propaganda is useless
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA Ukraine needs to do more for its citizens, says commentator Maksim Vihrov, than patriotic education in schools, pathetic references to the glorious past of the nation and the renaming of streets as seen during the current decommunization campaign. Ukraine needs to function as a democracy, it needs to be a country, where citizens and the state are part of the social contract. Otherwise citizens will opt for individual escapism, or, what Vihrov calls a specific kind of separatism, emigration.  [ more ]

Women – the Invisible Bataillon
KORYDOR Women are the "invisible" bataillon in the war in the East, writes Evgeniya Oliynik. Criticising a popular "pin up"-calendar which depicts sexist images of female soldiers, she discusses different kinds of sexism in media and pop culture against Ukrainian women. [ more ]

Djamala: "I have no Plans to return to Crimea"
NOVOJE VREMYA A portrait of Djamala, Ukraine's nominee for the European Song Contest 2016. Her song "1944" deals with the deportation of Crimean Tartars to Cenral Asia under Stalin. Djamala was born into an exiled Crimean Tartar family in Kyrgyzstan; her family only returned to Crimea in the late 1980s. [ more ]

Refugees find shelter in Ukraine: Kassim
HROMADSKE TV The story of Kassim, a 17-year-old-Afghan refugee and boxer, who doesn't have citizenship and cannot travel or participate in international championships. [ more ]

Reportage from Kharkiv
NOVOJE VREMYA Kharkiv, the Ukrainian metropolis closest to the Russian border, no longer displays pro-Russian sympathies but does not believe in Europe either. The city's main slogan has become "No more war".[ more ]

How to fight corruption: Time for qui tam laws?
VOX UKRAINE Corruption is the main impediment to Ukraine's prosperity and long-term security. An effective, efficient and less corrupt state is essential for attracting investment to the country of 46 million people. [ more ]

Anna Pohribna: Gays are the real patriots of Ukraine
KORYDOR On a new discourse in the LGBT movement in Ukraine, and Carlos Motta's solo exhibition entitled Patriots, Citizens, Lovers..., at the PinchusArtsCenter, Kyiv. [ more ]

Ex-museum director misses her daughter
HROMADSKE RADIO Galina Nikolaenko created the National Museum of Miniature Books in 2003, and became the institution's first director. Shortly after fighting broke out in Donbas, her daughter went missing. [ more ]

Drop in the ocean principle for Ukrainian media
EUROMAIDAN PRESS How a German film director and journalist, and 20 school kids, created a local newspaper for a Donbas town. [ more ]

 

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From the Eurozine Archives

Andrew Wilson

Has Europe forgotten about Ukraine?

Literature Europe has become steadily more introspective since the financial crisis broke out in 2008, writes Andrew Wilson. Moreover, with the refugee crisis and the Paris attacks grabbing the media's attention, and Russia suddenly joining the fight against ISIS, Ukraine has become a topic of the past. [ more ]

11.01.2016
Taciana Arcimovic, Iryna Hierasimovic, Andrei Liankevich, Anna Medvedeva, Alaksandr Sarna

Intellectual resistance: New strategies

A roundtable discussion on Belarus and Ukraine

Roundtable Leading artists, curators and creatives discuss the prospects for intellectual resistance in the most precarious of circumstances: where state institutions tend to strangle much-needed social critique and one must use every available resource to avoid submitting to one's own fatigue. [ more ]

12.01.2016
Volodymyr Yermolenko

Dreams of Europe

Essay There are two Europes, writes Volodymyr Yermolenko: a Europe of rules and regulations, and a Europe founded upon faith in the European idea. And as events in Ukraine show, the European idea extends well beyond the formal frontiers of the European Union. [ more ]

06.02.2014
Mykola Riabchuk

Turn to the right - and back

Essay As Walter Benjamin once remarked, "every rise of Fascism bears witness to a failed revolution". A statement that events in Ukraine after the Orange revolution go some way toward confirming, writes Mykola Riabchuk; not that a sudden reversal of recent trends remains out of the question. [ more ]

15.04.2015
Peter Pomerantsev

Sometimes we dream of Europe

Literature Until 1991, Ukraine had largely failed to establish a narrative for itself in the world. Peter Pomerantsev shows how, thereafter, a new literature emerged that made contemporary Ukrainian writers Europe's grittier Latin Americans, mixing magical realism with domestic abuse, folklore and mafia. [ more ]

20.09.2013
Serhii Zhadan

A road atlas of Ukraine

Literature "The air smells of dead metal, we drive on a bit, and all of a sudden the genuine Stalingrad district opens up in front of us, just what we need, even if this district is still living." Serhij Zhadan travels with photographer Christoph Lingg through eastern Ukraine's derelict industrial landscape. [ more ]

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Europe talks to Europe

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Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Multimedia     click for more

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/multimedia.html
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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