Self-censorships in Ukraine: Distinguishing between the silences of television journalism
European Journal of Communication
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Fedirko, T. (2020). Self-censorships in Ukraine: Distinguishing between the silences of television journalism. European Journal of Communication, 35 (1), 12-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323119897424
This article builds on biographical interviews with public-service broadcasting journalists, who have earlier worked for mainstream private media in Kyiv, Ukraine, to argue that journalists, according to their own understandings, engage in several different forms of self-censorship that do not necessarily have a direct relationship to external censorship. I identify and analyse three different forms of self-censorship – pragmatic, ethical and affective – that are simultaneously present in the same professional community of Ukrainian television journalists at a single historical moment, despite the fact that they operate in accordance with distinct logics. Taken together, they offer an empirical basis to challenge scholarly accounts that understand self-censorship as a singular phenomenon. The article proposes some initial analytical parameters and questions for a more nuanced analysis of the empirical heterogeneity of self-censorship.
European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 683033).
ECH2020 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) (683033)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323119897424
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/297714
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