Theory on Demand #44
Dispatches from Ukraine:
Tactical Media Reflections and Responses

edited by Maria van der Togt and 11111 &23%#719

This publication marks the first results of the Tactical Media Room Ukraine 
project, launched in February 2022 in Amsterdam after the shocking Russian 
full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Tactical Media Room is a network of activists, 
journalists, scholars, and artists linked by the exchange of ideas and 
practices—all aimed at supporting Ukrainian media and confronting Russian state 
propaganda. Together, the network of experts initiated a screening and a series 
of meetings that took place mainly in Amsterdam. Based on these meetings, 
Dispatches from Ukraine: Tactical Media Reflections and Responses showcases 
initiatives, critique, and essays that provide insights into the ways 
information circulates in time of war.

This edition also aims at overcoming the Eurocentric approach through inviting 
Ukrainian journalists, artists, and thinkers to share their observations and 
personal experience of living through war in the digital age. It allows the 
collected reflections to be grounded and situated within the certain context of 
Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian long-lasting conflicts. While on the one 
hand, perspectives on info-war and the array of urgents matters at a distance 
are presented, on the other hand, this publication also focuses on what is 
missing from outside of the war-zones.

Elmaz Asan, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Andrii Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, Olexii 
Kuchanskyi, Karyna Lazaruk, Geert Lovink, Lera Malchenko, Svitlana Matviyenko, 
Maria Plichta, Ellen Rutten, Sander Steffann, Marc Tuters, Michał ‘rysiek’ 

Printed on Demand ISBN: 978-94-92302-86-1


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