What values, passions, and behaviors do Ukrainians share from Luhansk to Lviv? In the controlled and uncontrolled territory? What separates them? What experiences promote cohesion? Why is Ukrainian democracy still vulnerable? What, after all, does independence mean for Ukrainians, and How can we create an information environment that strengthens it? What events in Ukraine's recent history resonate? What do inhabitants of uncontrolled territories really miss, and What does a return to normalcy mean? Over the past year, the Arena Program (director Peter Pomerantsev), Public Interest Journalism Lab, and Kharkiv Institute for Social Research have conducted focus groups with Ukrainians from various backgrounds across the country, even those living in the temporarily occupied territories. We have researched what people think about the most significant events of the last thirty years. We have asked about the 1990s and the revolutions of 2004 and 2014; popular culture and Soviet history; what people are proud of and what their expectations are. The study "From Independence to Interdependence: Ukraine is 30" oftentimes brought surprising findings. After all, Ukrainians are more united on the topics that, many believe, separate them. However, there are weaknesses that can be easily exploited and used for manipulation. Therefore, our study offers solutions for both the media and communications, in particular to those who work with the eastern regions of Ukraine. According to the format of the event, the authors will present the study, answer questions and have a brief conversation with the attendants.
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Moderated by Nataliya Gumenyuk
- Peter Pomerantsev, Director of the Arena Program, SNF Agora Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, an author and TV producer;
- Angelina Karyakina, an editor and co-founder of Public Interest Journalism Lab;
- Denis Kobzin, Director of Kharkiv Institute for Social Research;
- Oksana Lemishka, an associate researcher, Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development;
- Jaroslava Barbieri, a freelance consultant and PhD student at the University of Birmingham.
, a journalist and co-founder of Public Interest Journalism Lab.