Filter held a discussion with the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) about effective ways to position Ukraine abroad.
Count Gregor Razumovsky, a direct descendant of the last Hetman of Ukraine Kyrylo Razumovsky, joined the event as a special guest. Gregor leads the Reality Bites Initiative in Vienna, which deals with the issue of disinformation, and in his free time organizes classical music concerts in Austria.
Oksana Lemishka, media and culture researcher and former head of the Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development, underlined the role of the media in the development of critical thinking:
“It is important not only to think about how to make people start thinking critically and choose the right information for themselves. The media and journalists also should consider the needs of the audience in order to build a community with critical thinking”.
“A lack of information about Ukraine is more dangerous than disinformation,” Tetyana Filevska, Deputy Director General and Creative Director of the Ukrainian Institute noticed.
Halyna Paliychuk, head of the British marketing company Growth Shop in Ukraine, former Director of partnerships at the Sector X Acceleration Platform, and Tetyana Karas, deputy head of the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, also joined the discussion.
Valeria Kovtun, the head of Filter National Media Literacy Project, moderated the event.
The discussion ended up with live music, featuring Mozart, Berezovsky, and Bortnyansky. It was performed by the Kyivska Kamerata National Ensemble of Soloists.