Presentation and round-table discussion

Presentation and round-table discussion

Dialog with a Person Who Fights Propaganda, and Who Became Its Victim
Presentation and round-table discussion
Time and venue: Blinken OSA Archivum (1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32), May 15, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

As an accompanying event to Ukrainian photographer Marta Syrko’s exhibition Sculpture Soldiers (April 18–May 26, 2024), the Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary and the Blinken OSA Archivum are organizing a lecture and roundtable discussion to provide first-hand insights into the information warfare surrounding the Russian-Ukrainian war and the mind-body transforming nature of war propaganda.

Welcome speech:
Сhargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine Ishtvan Balog

Mykhailo Dankanych – anti-propaganda expert of CAU (Communities Army of Ukraine)
“PropaGUNda: Words Kill”
Oleksii Anulia – prisoner of war (almost 10 months in Russian prison)
“They Broke Dozens of My Bones, but Not My Spirit”

The Russian-Ukrainian war has been on a full scale for over two years, however, the informational warfare started much earlier. Shells on a battlefield are used to destroy enemies' defense positions, and propaganda—to destroy minds before shells will be used. Mykhailo Dankanych was a civil journalist and now fights against Russian propaganda. Oleksiy Anulia went through all of the worst—as a civilian, he stood up to defend his country, became a soldier, was captured by Russians, and spent almost 10 months in a Russian prison. His story is beyond the limits of understanding by a civilized person, his body is proof of the atrocities he went through.

The event is in Hungarian.