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Ekatherina Zhukova

Researcher

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Chernobyl, Responsibility, and National Identity: Positioning Europe and Russia in the Media of Belarus and Ukraine (1992–2014)

Author

  • Ekatherina Zhukova

Summary, in English

This article compares media representations of how Europe and Russia handled the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Belarus and Ukraine in the period 1992–2014. It shows that the official and alternative media in Belarus featured competing representations of Europe and Russia that were linked to the national narratives of the Belarusian authorities and opposition, while the official and alternative media in Ukraine carried congruent representations of Europe and Russia that were not linked to the competing national narratives of the political actors. It is further argued that while the media in Belarus constructed its national identity as present-oriented, the media of Ukraine presented its national identity as past-centred.

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Pages

1055-1082

Publication/Series

Europe-Asia Studies

Volume

70

Issue

7

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0966-8136