Ukrainian media after the EuroMaidan: in search of independence and professional identity: [preprint]
The EuroMaidan protests that shook Ukraine in late 2013 to early 2014 triggered a chain of events that brought numerous changes and challenges for the Ukrainian society. The Ukrainian media landscape has also been affected by the new challenges and impetus for democratization. The post-Maidan period saw both, improvements in the media environment and setbacks. While Ukrainian journalists can benefit from increased media freedom, new progressive legislation and reinvigoration of the democratic debate, many problems still shape the development of the media. Editorial dependence on owners, concentration of mainstream media in the hands of oligarchs, deteriorating quality of content and crisis of professional identity are distinctive features of the post-Maidan media landscape in Ukraine. This paper provides an overview of developments in the Ukrainian media system since the declaration of independence with a special focus on the situation after the EuroMaidan and discusses four major challenges that will impact the transformation of the Ukrainian journalism and media sphere.
Ukraine, media, journalism, freedom of speech, journalism culture
Orlova Dariya. Ukrainian media after the EuroMaidan: in search of independence and professional identity / Dariya Orlova // Publizistik. - 2016. - Vol. 61, Issue 4. -P. 441-461.