November 27, 2016

ICDS Organised in Kharkiv Panel Discussion on Informational and Psychological Resistance

In the framework of the Estonian-Ukrainian development cooperation project “Resilient Ukraine / Civil society support for strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine”, ICDS organised a panel discussion on informational and psychological resistance in the light of hybrid threats. Discussion took place on the 1st Ukrainian National Forum on Civil Journalism, which was held in Kharkiv on November 24-26, 2016.

During the panel discussion, Estonian experts addressed the topic of information as an essential part of national security and debated on the following questions:
– how informational security contributes to national resilience;
– which role should civil sector play in building informational security;
– how to resist hostile informational and psychological influence;
– what are the main challenges for Russian-language journalism in Estonia.
Panel discussion was prepared and moderated by Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the ICDS, who debated with the following experts from Estonia: Aleksei Günter – communication adviser at the Government Office of Estonia, Anna Bulakh – project manager #ResilientUkraine and ICDS research fellow, Grigori Senkiv – director of the national centre of defence & security awareness, Artur Aukon – editor at the Radio 4, Estonian Public Broadcasting.
Estonian-Ukrainian development cooperation project “Resilient Ukraine / Civil society support for strengthening national resilience and security in Ukraine” is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Find more from the interview with Mr. Dmitri Teperik (in Russian):

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