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By Oliver Boyd-Barrett

This publication explores modern propaganda and mainstream Western information media, near to the Ukraine crisis.

It examines Western media narratives of the fast factors of the drawback, the respective roles of these who participated in or another way supported the demonstrations of 2013–2014 – together with US-backed NGOs and rightist military – and the legitimacy, or differently, of the destabilization of the democratically elected Yanukovych govt. It considers how the concern was once contextualized almost about broader issues of festival for strength over Eurasia and the Washington Consensus. It assesses bills of the function of Russia and of ethnic Russian Ukrainians in Crimea, Odessa and the Donbass and lines how Western mainstream media went out in their option to demonize Vladimir Putin. The e-book deconstructs winning Western narratives as to the explanations for the capturing down of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 in July 2014, and counters Western media focus at the factor of culpability for the assault with an alternate narrative of egregious failure to shut down civilian air house over struggle zones. From research of those discourses, the ebook identifies rules of post-2001 Western clash propaganda as those seemed to play out in Ukraine.

This ebook could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of propaganda, media and verbal exchange reviews, Russian and japanese eu politics, safeguard experiences and IR.

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