Ukraine: Social Media in Social Change

Friday, November 7, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 W 118th St.)
Please join the Ukrainian Students Society at Columbia University and the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Anastasiia Grynko, Visiting Lecturer in International and Public Affairs from Kyiv-Mohyla.
 
The presentation will review the role of internet and information communication technologies in driving social change in Ukraine in the events of 2014. In particular, it will focus on how Euromaidan activists and journalists utilized mobile devices, social media and crowdsourcing platforms for civic engagement. 
 
Dr. Grynko received her PhD in mass communications at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine).  In her dissertation “Media Transparency through Journalists’ Interpretations: Research in Ukraine” she explores media practice, journalism ethics and culture in contemporary Ukraine, looking at the meaning of media freedom and transparency constructed and shared by practicing journalists.