Can Ukraine do without Russian soap operas?

28 Feb

One aftermath of the war in Donbas is that Ukraine decided to scale down the presence of the Russian audiovisual product on its television. However, a tricky challenge is now to replace the overwhelming share of the Russian TV series glorifying their army and special services on Ukrainian television. This could be a way to revitalize the national production. And the European approach is very relevant for this. How to do it practically was in the focus of the roundtable Arena CS helped organize in Kyiv in February. European and Ukrainian stakeholders as well as experts such as Sally Broughton-Micova from LSE discussed how this could be implemented practically.