Kateryna Vakarchuk took part in the event from January 22 to March 3, 2024 on the topic "Hybrid threats in the modern world"

The event was organized under the joint plan of the State Higher Educational Institution "Uzhhorod National University", the NGO "Institute of World Policy", the Volyn Regional Branch of the Center for Ukrainian and European Scientific Cooperation.

A new article has been added to the page martinoticias.com

On the martinoticias.com page, in the special section dedicated to the collaboration between the Office of Cuban Broadcasting (OCB) and OCDS, a new article has been added:

Kateryna Vakarchuk, Maiia Nikolaieva «Cuba, una pieza clave en la propaganda de Rusia contra Ucrania», https://www.martinoticias.com/a/cuba-una-pieza-clave-en-la-propaganda-de-rusia-contra-ucrania/384175.html

The Willy Brandt Centre organized a workshop

The Willy Brandt Centre organized a workshop “Contested solidarity: perceptions and attitudes towards the Russian war against Ukraine in Latin America and Europe” on March 12, 2024, in hybrid format in English, dedicated to the second anniversary of the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. At the workshop, the issues of the attitude of European countries towards Ukraine and the influence of Russian propaganda in the countries of Latin America were discussed. Kateryna Vakarchuk, an employee of the OCDS, took part in the workshop.

The special section created on martinoticias

Thanks to Alvaro Alba, Deputy Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)/ USAGM, the special section created on martinoticias.com for the publications dedicated to cooperation between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) and the OCDS: www.martinoticias.com

For the moment it consists of an introductory article, the USAGM publication at the beginning of the joint work, the two articles by Kateryna Vakarchuk and her two videos. We will be adding to the section the materials that will be made in the future!



2nd International Round Table “INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE”, November 28. Format: online (remote). Purpose: discussion of current issues of international digital media communications.  Kateryna Vakarchuk proposed the presentation "Russian propaganda in media of Latin American countries", noting the main narratives that Russia is spreading in the region, appealing to the colonial past of Latin American countries and strengthening anti-American sentiment.

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Luigi Nicolò Segarizzi visited the Odesa Centre for Disinformation Studies

On October 1, 2023, Luigi Nicolò Segarizzi, Research fellow, Institut d’études européennes (IEE-ULB), Brussels, and Attaché – Political, Press and information Delegation of the European Union, Chisinau, visited the Center. The purpose of the visit was to establish stronger scientific and public ties between our institutions, united by the desire for truth in the post-truth era. The focus of our future joint projects is exposing Russian disinformation, which has acquired a universal scale and whose influence negatively affects the lives of all European peoples.

Training was held as part of the Train the trainers project

On October 27-29, 2023, training was held as part of the Train the trainers project for representatives from the Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa regions. The purpose of this project is to train trainers in cross-sectoral crisis simulation exercises. Now there are 16 certified trainers in Ukraine, including Ganna Grabina, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of International Relations, and member of the OCDS.

The Odesa Centre for Disinformation Studies

July, 25-28 – The congress “Discourses and their impacts on a world of multiple crises”, co-organised by the international association DiscourseNet and the Latin-American association ALED, at Valencia University, Spain (Olga Brusylovska, Kateryna Vakarchuk)

The Odesa Centre for Disinformation Studies


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