Wschodni Express: “Social media: a safe or hostile war front?”


Mariana Kril in conversation with Kateryna Babkina.

Social media have become an integral part of our daily lives. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are among the most popular platforms. How does using these sites become dangerous? Is social media a war front? Do we need to censor war images and videos? How can we deal with disinformation? The participants will reflect on the role of social media during the war.

Kateryna Babkina  (b. 1985 in Ivano-Frankivsk) – a well-known Ukrainian writer, journalist, screenwriter and cultural manager. She has published several books of poetry, debuting with St.Elmo’s fires (2002), the novel “Sonia” (nominated for the Ukrainian BBC Book of the Year 2013), a collection of short stories and books for children. She also writes screenplays for films and has written the play “Hamlet Babylon”, which was performed in Kiev, Geneva and Vienna. Her works have been translated into English, Czech, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Romanian, Russian and Hebrew. In 2017 and 2018, Workshops of Culture published her short stories “Szczęsliwi Nadzy Ludzie / “Happy Naked People” (2018) and the novel “Sonia” (2018). In 2021, another of her books published by Workshops of Culture, “Nikt tak nie tańczył jak mój dziadek” / My grandfather danced the best, won the  “Angelus” Central European Literature Award

9.07 | 16.00-17.30 | Bałagan,  Grodzka 5a – patio