From: The Listening Post

How is Ukraine fighting the media war?

Weapons in Ukraine’s media war: a TV-ready president and digitally savvy citizens. Plus, North Korean defectors turned YouTubers.

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on, the Ukrainians are responding with a digitally armed resistance led by their president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Contributors:
Veronika Melkozerova – Executive editor, the New Voice of Ukraine
Maria Avdeeva – Disinformation researcher
Natalia Antelava – Editor-in-chief, Coda Story
Bohdan Nahaylo – Chief editor, Kyiv Post

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Defectors turned Vloggers: North Korean YouTube Stars

The Listening Post’s Johanna Hoes, from Seoul, on the North Korean YouTubers showing a different side of a country we know too little about.

Contributors:
Pak Yusung – North Korean defector & YouTuber, ‘North Korean Man Like a Feather’
Kum Young Choi – North Korean defector & YouTuber ‘Aoji Unni’
Sokeel Park – South Korea country director, Liberty in North Korea
Kyong Yoon – Professor of Cultural Studies, University of British Columbia