On March 23rd-25th, 2023, Nataliya Prykhodkina, Hab.Dr. in Education, Professor of the Department of Pedagogy, Administration and Special Education, being a fellow of IU-Ukraine Nonresidential Scholars Program, took part in the 4th Annual Taras Shevchenko Conference organized by the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures of Indiana University (Bloomington, USA).
Current issues were discussed at the conference:
- Memory Policy in Ukraine in the Context of Post-communist Transformation and During Wartime
- WWII in Ukraine—New Testimonies, New Research
- The Long View—Social and Political Dynamics and Societal Shifts since 1991
- New Themes and New Challenges in Ukrainian Education
- What is Ukrainian about Ukrainian Literature?
- Art, Symbol, and Media: Ukrainian Resilience and Resistance in Wartime
- Ukrainian Language in Linguistic Context
- The Longest Year, Close-Up—Consequences of War on Everyday Life
Nataliya Prykhodkina spoke on "Current Problems of Media Literacy and Combating Disinformation about the War in Ukraine", where she noted the stages of Russian propaganda in Ukraine; analyzed the materials that were published in Facebook groups and popular Telegram channels during the period from February 24th, 2022, to the beginning of 2023 for the presence of propaganda in them, as well as identifying the methods and techniques most often used by Kremlin propagandists (fake images as a propaganda form and the "flourishing of Nazism" in Ukraine, the justification of the invasion, the "United People" and the “artificial Ukrainian statehood”, conspiracy theories); emphasized the basic rules for a media literate person.
We are approaching the victory of Ukraine with our professional achievements!