What is the historical context of the current happenings? What are the reasons behind these events that caught so many by surprise and often are seemingly irrational?
Less known is the fact that EuroMaidan went beyond the Independence Square in Kyiv. It also took place in eastern Ukraine.
We had always attributed cyberattacks to Maidan website to Russians. Current findings confirm our previous conclusions.
Freedom of speech and global information war.
What are the markers of the victory in large-scale information war?
Individual and collective emotional defense against the large-scale psychological operations.
Maidan Monitoring Information Center (MMIC) has published in English recommendations for reform of Ukraine’s international information and communication security; a community-based approach for national roll-out.
In January 2016 Ukrainian scientists were shocked to discover the thesis in the field of Pedagogy that was written by Mrs. Kateryna Kyrylenko containing pseudoscience and plagiarism. Subsequent development of the story became a proof of the collapse in the Ukrainian scientific degree awarding system.
On August 15, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine launched an online asset declaration system to facilitate the transparent reporting of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian officials of their income. However, this e-declaration system was launched after it was refused as safe and deemed noncompliant with the law.
The framework is intended for a broad English-speaking audience and presents facts about Ukraine, source terms, concepts and methodologies relevant to the Maidan Movement and the work and legacy of the Maidan Monitoring Information Center.
Mass blockings of the Twitter accounts of those Ukrainian users who have active anti-Putin’s mindset and are followed by thousands users is a part of the Russian special operation “Brotherly Peoples”. The goal of this operation is informational deleting Ukrainian patriots who critically and with fact-checking approach regard the idea of reconciliation or “fraternization” with pro-Russian separatists and terrorists being spread. And the final goal of this special operation is destabilization of the situation in Ukraine and “regime changing” to pro-Russian government.
Those people will be able to negotiate peace with neighbours. In occupied territories, in Russia. Using the values and interests, not the conflicts and differences, as negotiation starting points. Like in the history pictured in the “Bridge of spies” movie. “We have to have the conversations our governments can’t”.
It is very important from the peacebuilding point of view. When we are reporting on facts, we cannot allow for such manipulation as Andre and have demonstrated you using this is a very typical news piece about the Pope and Putin. There are lots more cases like this in Ukraine-Russia conflict and other conflicts obviously. If we stick with facts, we will win the war for objective reporting. We will sanitize the media and diminish the level of fear and panic. I think it is very important.
If changes are adopted in rush, in order to get them effective in the beginning of 2016, this will be directly against the law. In addition to violation of the procedure the low quality of the draft legislation the result most likely will be damaging for business, and moreover the very idea of a highly needed tax reform will appear compromised.
Mission objective was to identify main problems and mechanisms of functioning of authorities (both the central and lower level ones), civic groups, independent media, state controlling services, controlling services of the local authorities.
All positive changes can be categorized by the degree of the governmental involvement, starting from “happened without any efforts by the government” through “government has been involved” and ending with “mostly done by the government”.
Strategies of transformation and prevention of borderline conflicts in Ukraine developed by joint task forces of local activists and local authorities