Rival public diplomacies in the Ukrainian crisis : RT and Ukraine Today Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, vol. 49, n°2, 2018
The Ukrainian crisis has brought to light the key role played by new international networks as instruments of public diplomacy in time of war. Focusing on RT and Ukraine Today in the asymmetrical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this article analyzes the operation and strategies of diffusion of these two media, and inquires into their antagonistic narratives and political rationales. This case study focuses on this conflict’s two dimensions of storytelling and news that several actors and observers have described as a “war of information”.