Russia’s information campaign against Ukraine will be analysed in a public discussion

2014-06-17 latvia, nato
Russia’s information campaign against Ukraine will be analysed in a public discussion

On 17 June the Strategic Communications (StratCom) Centre of Excellence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) organises the public discussion “Russia’s Information Campaign against Ukraine: from Vilnius Summit to the Crimea Referendum”.

Taking into account the importance of the strategic communication in the context of events in Ukraine, NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence has carried out research on the use of Russia’s information campaign in achievement of its political and military goals.

The Director of the NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence Jānis Kārkliņš points out: “Taking into account the current events in Ukraine, Minister for Defence set a task to the Centre to analyse the information campaign against Ukraine implemented by Russia. Our task is to get as many cognitions which will be useful both for Latvia and NATO alliance.”

On behalf of the StratCom Centre of Excellence, the Centre for East European Policy Studies carried out an analysis on the Russia’s implemented information campaign against Ukraine, considering the communication strategy of Russia, studying various communication methods affecting the development of events in Ukraine and showing that information campaigns have become a significant impact factor in contemporary conflicts. Results and findings of the study will be discussed in the conference.

The first results of the analysis on the formation of public mood in the social medium Twitter within the context of the Ukrainian crisis carried out by the national information agency LETA upon the order of the StratCom Centre of Excellence will be presented during the discussion as well.

The conference will gather experts of the StratCom from NATO Member States that have supported the establishment of the Centre of Excellence, opinion leaders, academicians, state officials, representatives of non-governmental organisations and media from Latvia and the Baltic States.

Participants of the discussion will be addressed by the Director of the Centre of Excellence Jānis Kārkliņš and the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrejs Pildegovičs. Also the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Argita Daudze, the Head of the NATO Information Office in Moscow Robert Pszczel, the Chief of NATO SHAPE Strategic Communication Mark Laity, as well as experts from the Baltic States will participate in the discussion. 


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