The Sunday Show: Ukraine Web Ban, Saving Crimean Tatar Culture, Berlin's Stance On Ukraine
21 May, 2017

This Week On Sunday Show:

✅ Banning Russian Online Services: Pros And Cons
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has signed a decree, which obliges Ukrainian internet providers to block access to Russian social media websites. It sparked debates in Ukrainian society and even among the international community as to whether this move was justified or not. Earlier we spoke to experts to gather their opionions on how efficient the ban is, they included: Matthew Schaaf, Project Director at Freedom House Ukraine, Vitallii Moroz, Head of New Media at Internews Ukraine, Svitlana Matviyenko, media and information war researcher and Iryna Borogan, independent Russian journalist and author of “The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries”.

Featuring guests:
Artem Bidenko, State Secretary Of Ministry Of Information Policy Of Ukraine
Maksym Tulyev , Board Member At The Ukrainian Internet Association

✅ Big Data And Social Media Influence On Politics

With regards to the banning of Russian social websites, co-author of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post, Joshua Tucker, will analyze the influence of big data on politics, and the extent of the power of Facebook in the modern world and what we should be aware of when using social media.

Featuring guests:
Joshua Tucker, co-author of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post

✅ How The Crimean Tatars Try To Preserve Their Language
This week Ukrainians commemorated the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars of 1944, when up to 200,000 people were forced to leave the peninsula and weren't allowed to come back until the collapse of the Soviet Union. It inflicted considerable damage on their language. Now, Russia has annexed Crimea, and almost 300,000 Crimean Tatars live in the occupied territory. What has happened to the Tatar language over the past 3 years, when many families have had to leave their homeland again?

✅ How Crucial is Germany for Russia's Containment
At a recent meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, they discussed how to implement the ceasefire Minsk Agreement. Is Germany, a member of G7, now the only force that can constrain Russia and its agression against other countries? What are the findings of the research on how German public perception of Ukraine has changed? Watch our interview with famous German historian.

Featuring guests:
Karl Schloegel, German historian, author of “The Ukrainian Challenge”

✅ The Republican View On Trump-Russia Connections
We had a chance to talk to a Republican Party politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1981 to 2013 about why the interest in US domestic politics is so strong abroad, what are Trump's ties to Russia, Republican Party support for Trump, and Ukraine's Relations with the West.

Featuring guest:
David Dreier, former Republican Representative (1981-2013)