Central European Journal of Communication

Central European Journal of Communication (ISSN 1899-5101) – the official Journal of the Polish Communication Association is published twice a year.

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Digital media practices in a conflict setting: Ukraine after the Maidan

Olena Nedozhogina
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU, ESTONIA

ABSTRACT: This article is a qualitative investigation of the mechanisms of reproduction of national identity narratives through digital media practices of hybrid populations in a conflict context using the example of Ukraine after the outbreak of the conflict with Russia. The article is based on a collection of 14 in-depth interviews with Russian-speaking Ukrainians from various regions. The findings point to several conclusions: first, hybrid/heterogeneous media practices are not always accompanied by high engagement. However, diverse (heterogeneous) and non-diverse (homogeneous) practices characterized by high engagement produced opposing narratives of national identity in the post-change Ukraine: a nation-centered interpretation of national identity (homogeneous) versus a universalistic post-national interpretation (heterogeneous).

 

DOI: 10.19195/1899-5101.12.3(24).3

KEYWORDS: Ukraine, digital media practices, identity, conflict, Russia.

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