Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 17
1:30 PMKYIV– Bogdan Kelichavyi, Head of Kopychyntsi City Territorial Community (online);

– Halyna Skipalska, Country Director at HealthRight International Ukraine (in person);

– Ksenia Alekankina, Head of Reform Index project, VoxUkraine (in person)
Briefing entitled “Opportunities for development of communities during the full-scale war”

Topics of focus:

– What challenges did the communities face with the start of the full-scale war?
– How to manage the integration of IDPs into the life of new communities?
– What changes are necessary in urban spaces, where the population has increased dramatically?
– Do communities have enough legislative leverages to make changes for new residents?
2:00 PMKYIV– Anasatasia Romaniuk, an analyst at Civil Network OPORA;

– Olha Snopok, an analyst at Civil Network OPORA
How russia limits access to the Ukrainian infofield in the temporarily occupied territories – presentation of the research

Why this is interesting:

In its research, OPORA NGO identified 979 Ukrainian online resources blocked in the russian federation. Most of them were blocked by the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the russian federation after the start of the full-scale invasion. The research discovered 10 websites of the Ukrainian government agencies blocked in the temporarily occupied territories.
In the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, the russian federation is betting on the development of two main communication platforms with the population of the temporarily occupied territories: VKontakte social network and Telegram messenger. Thus, 640 active channels created for the information service of the russian occupation of Ukrainian territories were found in Telegram, and 1,045 active pages and groups created for the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine were found in VKontakte. Most of them were created for Mariupol, Kherson and Melitopol.