Russia’s Face Mask Diplomacy and its Supporting Media NarrativeKursnummer: 110220
When: Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:00-11:00 CET
Where: Concordia Cloud (Zoom)
Cooperation project with the Representation of the European Commission to Austria.
Konstantin von Eggert, independent journalist, political analyst, and consultant. Regular commentator for Deutsche Welle and independent media in Russia (Snob.ru and TV Rain).
Olga Irisova, media analyst. Editor-in-chief of Riddle, an online analytical journal specialized in Russian affairs.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moscow launched an international charm offensive. While the number of the infected was low in the Russian Federation, Moscow sent medical aid to some European countries and the US. Russian media accompanied these initiatives by pointing out to the weaknesses of Western democracies in dealing with the pandemic. As COVID- 19 spread in Russia, the narrative changed. The seminar will explore media narrative for the Russian audience.
Has the Russian Federation profited from the pandemic to strengthen and improve its international role? Has the soft power offensive been successful?
Concept and Moderation
Mirjana Tomić, fjum
Presentations, Q&A, dialogue
Journalists from the Austrian and international media.
Number of participants: Maximum 30
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